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Photos Show Houthis Used Cruise Missile In Their Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities

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Late on September 14, Mohamad Bin Khalid, a Saudi military photographer, released several photos revealing that the Houthis used at least one cruise missile in the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities in Buqayq and Khurais.

The photos shows the remains of a cruise missile that appears to be identical to the Houthis’ Quds cruise missile. The Yemeni group showcased the cruise missile for the first time during the Martyr Saleh al-Samad Exhibition, last July.


Earlier, Saudi activists shared a video supposedly taken a few minutes before the attack. The sound of a missile can be clearly heard in the video. The eyewitness who took the video said that he saw five unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and a missile heading towards the areas, where the oil facilities are located.

The Houthis claimed that the successful attack on Buqayq and Khurais facilities was carried out with ten suicide UAVs.

The Reuters new agency reoported that the attack, dubbed Operation Deterrent Balance 2, had disturbed Saudi Arabia’s oil production and exports.

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  • Παραπολιτικός Τηλέτυπος

    play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Perhaps the Saudi’s should spend a few billion dollars on the Israeli Iron Dome.
      I understand the carpet baggers of Israel have a special offer next week :)

      • You can call me Al

        If you look at the locations of the attacks – https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/F5FA/production/_108807926_saudiabqaiq29760919.png

        Near to Bahrain…. now I wonder if shite may rise up again, as well as all those Shiites around the refinery ?.

        • zman

          Absolutely. I seriously doubt this possibility has escaped those ruling minorities. Likely there’s a ‘whole lot of shaking going on’. The UAE seems to be ahead of the curve, but they have yet to get out. As long as they keep attacking KSA coalition they serve a purpose. But after KSA pulls out, UAE southern coalition better think again. What a wonderful way to start a Saturday!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The most humiliating aspect for Saudi shitheads and their lardass Americunt moron masters is the ability of the new generation of NOE drones to travel completely undetected for 1000 kms flying a few feet over the ground. In the next war Hezbollah will be firing hundreds of drones over a very short distance of merely 70 kms to Ben Gurion airport and Ashdod port and no system in the world can stop that. The UAE pimps are even more vulnerable as one drone can destroy Dubai airport. Bahrain is a joke and can be destroyed in a few hours. It is whole new ball game now.

          • Selbstdenker

            well, Dubai has 2 airports operational, where DXB is actually 2 airports as well. The old terminal (terminal2) sits opposite the terminal 1/3 with the runways in between. Distance between the terminal buildings is more then a kilometer, hence it would need at least 2 drones to kick dxb out of operation.

        • FlorianGeyer

          When the time is right they will, I am sure. Taking up arms against the medieval tyranny of a regime that is supported by Israel and the US must be calculated to be able to withstand a genocidal assault on civilians by Israel,and the US in support of the Saudi Royals, I think.

          Timing a climax is always vital to create maximum effect ,Al :)

      • Ashok Varma

        Israeli weapons are cheap copies of overrated US weapons, their SPICE bombs almost set off a nuclear war on the subcontinent when India used them and they failed. We are back to buying Russian. Iron Dome is all propaganda and can barely shoot down a WW2 Soviet Katyusha or grad.

    • Barba_Papa

      You, good sir, just won the internet!

  • S Melanson

    Don’t miss Saudi Arabia’s great big MbS clearance sale with the best deals on the absolute worst junk. Today’s special deal is Patriot Air Defence Systems, a real head turner so don’t miss out you on this opportunity like the Patriot System did – get your Patriot System today

    Quantity in stock: all current systems in KSA
    Price: we will pay you to haul them away

    Most suitable use once purchased: perfect as a prop on a movie set as they are guaranteed not to work just like a prop

    • Garga

      Oh they work alright, the result just might not be what the user intended.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS4i2InVB-Y

      If you want to kick your own arse, we have just the thing for you!

    • d’Artagnan

      The most humiliating aspect is that Saudis have advanced air defense weapons manned by Americans, but not a single drone was detected and proves that the new generation of drones on the offensive are difficult to detect and intercept. It is not a good sign for any of the regional aggressors like Israel and US.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Americunt arseholes and their dud Patriots have become a joke since crazy Saddam’s Scuds even made it through without any problems. Yemeni military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree provided battlefield damage evidence, said drones
      hit refineries at both Saudi sites, which are more than 1,000 km (621
      miles) from the Yemeni capital Sanaa, and pledged a widening of assaults
      against Saudi Arabia.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f2116ec1bc047ecc7dfcd3045bf41459b58c11e4ea6b2a1537b89561545e116f.jpg

    • frankly

      Silly me I thought the patriot was a fancy fireworks launcher yet you call it an air defence system. Ultimately most US equipment is best explained as profit driven decoy products. Foreign leaders who purchase these might profit from bribery but push comes to shove, the grunts pay with their lives.

      • Ashok Varma

        Even India is back to buying trusted Russian dependable weaponry as US is all hype and can not be trusted. Iranians are right when they say that America is maximum lies.

  • Harsha
  • hvaiallverden

    Wise move Houtis.
    And again, the western MSM witch we all know are rotten to their bone marrow, yapps something like Iranian proxys, huh, I would back em with everything if I could, its an sin not to do so, because we all know why and by whom this is possible and now the war comes to the Saudi-barbarians home turf, how does it feels Saudis, to know that maybe you are the next target, this is an god goven right for the Houtis, to take the war to where it belongs, Saudi-Barbaria.

    Remeber that child whom refused to move from the dead body of His father, Saudi-Barbarians, I know Allah is fuiming with rage, nothing can justify that, nothing, Saudis, I hope the Houtis will bomb more of the infratructure, bomb Saudis back to the stone age, since this will hurt the Turko-Mongol scums where it hurts most, their wallet.
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/graphic-footage-of-boy-clinging-to-dead-father-after-yemen-wedding-bombing-emerges-839002.html
    100 000 children is either killed or maimed, the numbers whom have their reality crushed thru PTS is much higher and entire generation is been damaged.
    This is an atrocety beyond sanity and words, nothing but pure evil.

    And the war mongrelling scums of the UN, the EU, Uk, France and the people suporting and backing the Synagog of Satan and its Spawns, is condeming this attack witch is an lagale retaliation of the insane level of evil comitted in Yemen, even Norwegians are howling for more war, since they can blame everything on Iran, as uh….. proxies, the level of hate is staggering and thats not even Hate Speache, figure that out if you can, and never forget this, when you see bombed out citys in Libya, like Sirte, that was mainly done by the Norwegian airforce, phosphore and cluster bombs, designed to inflict terror and nothing else than pure evil, where our present Gov and the previous bragged about bombing everything.

    For how long can the world just watch this happen, and do nothing, the UN is so rotten they make me sick, and gave the UNHRC to be lead by an Saudi-barbarian, and shows just how corrupt the world have become, and then we have the insane UssA, with an man whom is barking mad, an sick f….. and wants to bomb even more.

    But all in all, this is an good thing, despite the level of damages, I hope nobody got killed and that alone shows the wast gape in morality, where the Yemens/houtis have shown to be superior, and have my unconditional suport, from the bottom of my hart and soul.
    Never give in and never give up, this should be an prime ex. to us all, fight for the people and land, and no God will hold that against you, its your f…. duty as an Man.
    May the lord continue to bless the Yemens, and I hope they unite for the benefit of you/them all.
    Blessed be the peacemakers.

    peace

    • Sparrow
    • Tiresia Branding

      “Faith is from Yemen and unbelief is from the east. Tranquility is found among people who tend to sheep. Pride and showing off are found among the uncivil owners of horses and camels.” (Hadith)

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The sheer technological sophistication and audacity of Saturday’s Yemeni drone attack will linger over the energy market and US defence industry

        Saturday’s bold and shockingly successful attacks on critical Saudi oil facilities will almost certainly rock the world energy market in the short term, but it also carries disturbing long-term implications for US and much vaunted Israeli defence industry and intelligence failures. US had widely advertised the deployment of hundreds of personnel and patriot and THAAD batteries to protect its Saudi clients, but failed to detect dozens of drones flying hundreds of miles over the desert to reach their targets unimpeded.

        • Blas de Lezo

          If Yemeni clients can do that, Imagine what their mentors could do

          • Zionism = EVIL

            My friend you ain’t seen nothing yet :)

          • maxii priestt

            that is the daunting realisation by the neozionist scum which has shockingly hit them right smack in their faces. they are waking up to a frightful reality now. if the clients can do this with very limited and sparse help from their mentors, then the horror and terror that the mentors would bring to bear to any provocateur would be astronomical. i am dumbstruck by how the Houthis with their very limited resources, cash, and under monumental blockade by the saudi- barbarian regime are able to fight so valiantly! i am really sympathetic to those guys and i am totally with them. my prayers go out to all of them and to all other countries and peoples under the murderous occupation of the american terror syndicate like the Afghans, more power to the Taliban and take the heat to the filthy scum. Iran, God bless the great country of Iran

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Saudi Arabia shuts down about half its oil output after drone strikes

      The production shutdown amounts to a loss of about 5.7 million barrels a day, the kingdom’s national oil company said, roughly 5% of the world’s daily production of crude oil.

      Saturday’s attack was the largest yet claimed by the Houthis and their Yemeni military allies in terms of its overall impact on the Saudi economy. The attack hit hundreds of miles away from their Yemen stronghold and the drones and cruise missiles remained totally undetected for hours.

      “The attack has been quite surprising” for the amount of damage and embarrassment it caused, said Fabian Hinz, an arms researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and also exposes the vulnerability of Saudi Kingdom despite being the largest purchaser of western weapons for decades. Saudi oil officials rushed to contain the damage as fires raged in two major oil facilities and have been unable to contain them and have sought western assistance . Aramco held an emergency board meeting on Saturday to manage the unfolding crisis, the people familiar with the matter said.

      Saudi oil production cut by 50% after drones attack crude facilities.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/626734b727007e7186a287c7ffc379fe9bec5a993714f6f2071c052fb7dd9e85.jpg

      • Ashok Varma

        It looks like US is setting up Saudis for destruction by encouraging them to continue the lost war in Yemen.

    • maxii priestt

      Amen

  • Tiresia Branding

    I don’t know… I’m an Houti fan, but there is something strange in this attack Seems to me it is something else of what appear

    • You can call me Al

      Why ?, have you ever walked on a producing / refinery – the ones in Saudi are so large they are like small cities…. the thing is, hit one thing and everything or many things blow.

      • PZIVJ

        “Though the Abqaiq facility is large, the stabilization process is concentrated in specific areas . including storage tanks and processing and compressor trains ”
        If I understand correctly: this is where sour crude is turned into sweet crude, and then pumped out to the ports for shipment. :)

      • Tiresia Branding

        Well, the first strange thing is that the attack was not claimed directly by the Houtis but by the Yemenite army. I have some ideas, but I prefer to keep them for myself waiting to see how this event develops. There could be at least three different scenarios

        • zman

          This was a Yemeni Armed Forces op…they are allies of the Houthis. They work together…intel+weapons=KSA targets hit. According to Sare’e there were even ‘free and honorable’ people in KSA that were involved. As for the missile from Iraq, it would be quite humorous if Iraq (or Iran) has found as way to attack KSA without being seen by all the radar posts in the area. It seems the missile debris is of Yemeni design though, not a copy of an Iranian missile. The report of it possibly coming from Iraq will stir things up for sure.

          • Tiresia Branding

            I know Houthis are allied to Yemeni Army but normally Houthi’s actions are self claimed. About friends in KSA, maybe a Saudi faction against MbS, it is one of the possible scenarios. The anti-aircraft inefficiency is the most souspicious thing. As I said in another comment, it could have been an wanted attack(false flag) aimed at blaming Iran. It’s all very confusing to come to a conclusion

          • PZIVJ

            “The anti-aircraft inefficiency is the most souspicious thing”
            Drones making turns over large area are very small to be picked up by radar as a threat, especially by Saudi radar idiots trying to figure out what is friend or foe on the crowded screen.

          • Jozef Mak

            They are US veterans, who sits at the controls.

            The planing of such attack and the execution of such attack require an organization with reconnaissance capability on the ground or perfect satellite data, this was yemeni army.

            The local support in Saudi Arabia came probably from Shia minority.

            Anyhow, I love the results.

          • zman

            Quite reasonable doubts, as anything is possible coming from the Zionist camp. The AA in KSA has never been reliable or efficient. Mostly , I assume, because most of KSA protection is against planes, cruise missiles and the like. Smaller low flying drones are very hard to detect. Add night attacks in and they are blind. The KSA people mentioned were responsible for intel and documenting the attack. The real question is over who saw what coming from where. Supposedly, something was seen entering from Iraq. Reports are saying drones or a missile were seen by a fisherman in Kuwait? That may be a false report as well. Now Pomass is saying Iran has attacked KSA over 100 times…so they have decided to spin this one way or another.

          • Mark

            they also attacked at 4am. natural human grogginess at that hour on the part of radar operators could have been a factor.

    • kapimo

      I agree with you. Many people in SA and USA would like the oil prices to soar, and it will soar after those explosions.

      • Barba_Papa

        But not Trump, because a massive increase in fuel prices at the pump would be very bad for his re-election.

    • Pave Way IV

      Yes, I agree as well. This all seems really suspicious for some reason, Tiresia Branding. Western MSM was way too quick to report this along with an unusually prompt Houthi claim of responsibility. Satellite imagery of smoke was one facility burning, but three others (unrelated) just flaring a hell of a lot of oil production gas. They normally use that produced gas for reinjection to keep the formation pressure high (along with seawater injection). We’ll see if this damage really takes 5 million barrels/day of Saudi production offline or if this only affects the production gas system. No idea of what to make of the drone wreckage – that could have been from some other time.

      This could be a good excuse for a massive Saudi airstrike against Sana’a, or maybe something just to blame on Iran (Pompeo has gone full-retard). Hmmm….

      • Tiresia Branding

        I think “to blame Iran” is the better option. So, Trump/Rohuani meeting will be sabotaged

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Iran has over a dozen turn key nukes and the Americunts can do fuckall to Iran.

        • Jozef Mak

          Trump can blow Iranian thick one.
          Why would Iran want to talk to enemy, when enemy directed his weapons (embargo and military threat) against Iran? After Trump will get O.K. from Tel Aviv to lift the sanctions, then Iran , maybe, will be ready to talk to USA.

      • PZIVJ

        North Yemen drone and cruise missile tech has been rapidly improving. If Saudi trash feared more hits in emergency, would they flare off gas to lessen pressure in lines? Given that methane is more explosive.

  • verner

    great and soon the saudi clown prince, mohammed bin salman, of leonardo da vinci fake purchase fame, will have to sue for peace, unconditionally so, and his head will be on spike outside the palace,put there by his siblings and cousins – if you factor in the entire mess he has occasioned in the last couple of years it is a reasonable outcome.

    • You can call me Al

      I have never understood that term “sue for peace”; how does that work ?.

    • Joe Kerr

      Given that the Houthis this time received significant help (targeting, recon) from inside Saudi Arabia itself, his head could well be spiked next time he goes outside. Just as the Islamic revolution in Iran shocked the U.S., so this one.

  • verner

    it also tells us that the israeli advisers jared kushner brokered to the saudis for the war against Yemen ain’t quite what they were reputed to be – saudi will soon be down on the export side and as the supply of money turns into a trickle, the war in yemen will be finished and israel more isolated on the stolen sliver of land they occupy than ever before.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    As I posted in real time yesterday, the new generation of drones and cruise missiles used by the Ansarallah use NOE tech with precicion GPS guidance and are totally undetectable. The biggest embarrassment if for the Americunt arseholes, the limey gits and foggy poofters who have sold the shithead Saudis over $1.5 TRILLION in worthless weapons as the inability to detect even a single incoming drone is evident. The Ansarallah would have done far worse damage if they want, but this is a wake up call for the moron Saudi cowards to get out of Yemen and pay war reparations. The best thing to come out of Saudi humiliation is the totally professional, highly educated and slick looking Yemeni red beret special forces young Brigadier General Yahya Saree, one cool cat.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b3cfec228bf3bebeda905fdbfc64afee0c0b9ca3c4028779ac488947aa411fd.jpg

    • Barba_Papa

      I still maintain that there is nothing wrong with American weapons technology and everything wrong with the Saudi monkeys that handle it. This same line of argument has been used to malign Russian military tech based on how Saddam’s Iraqi army handled theirs.

      ‘”Hey, look, we beat some monkeys in a T-72, therefore all T-72’s are bad.”

      The top three of most incompetent armies in the world used to be Saddam’s Iraqi Army, the Syrian Arab Army and the Saudi Army. Because every time they went to war they got their arsed handed to them. The SAA having shed its dead weight has at least been whipped into some kind of shape thanks to its ‘Russian advisers’, The post Saddam Iraqi army did ran faster then an Italian army at the sight of a British tank from ISIS, but seems to have gotten its act together as well, thanks to an influx of ‘Iranian advisers’. The Saudi Army remains as incompetent as ever. Even though it tries to hire shitloads of foreign advisers. It’s just that anyone who has ever spent any time in the country and gets to know them hates them with a fiery passion.

  • wwinsti

    For all the infants who’ve died of chollera or starvation in Yemen, I say:

    Talleyho gentlemen, and good shooting! Hats off to the Houthis and their allies!

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    alot of pain for saudi government in the future :)))

  • d’Artagnan

    Finally, the Saudis are getting their just desserts.

  • verner

    and zionism=evil is still a working name for the tel aviv troll factory and the purpose is still to belittle russia and iran and turkey on this site – have no doubt about it even if latly the belittling’s been pushed into the background for obvious reasons.

  • Jozef Mak

    10 missiles took out 50% of Saudi oil business?
    Next salvo has to be 100 missiles and Saudis lose 90%.

  • Ashok Varma

    For any rational person, it is difficult to understand the Wahhabi mind, what did Saudis hope to achieve by attacking Yemen and killing civilians? knowing full well that Iran, the region’s superpower will come to the aid of its Shia brothers in arms. MBS is reckless and stupid and will destroy Saudi Arabia if not overthrown.

  • Selbstdenker

    I wonder how a country in war with another country, that had proven to be able to exercise long range drone attacks, is not putting all thinkable efforts in protecting their most valuable economic assets against such strikes. There should be a layered air defense sector around these facilities, containing not only of questionable Patriot systems and air defense guns, but also other sophisticated systems. Even German old Roland system or Gepard system would do a better job. I would have at minimum the Rheinmetall Mantis system established there to protect against drones, and a early warning detection network around the sites to be aware of any incoming threat. or was this made to happen by the US to trigger “justified” actions against Iran? Pompeo a.k.a. The lyer already did mark the Iranians as the culprits…

  • verner

    remember 9/11 as executed by the israelis/mossad/larrysilverstein and now an attack on the western world’s most precious hydrocarbon-installation in saudi arabia and lo and behold, fatso immediately claims the iranians did it, forgetting that proof is always better for the veracity of what you claim. but lacking any tangible evidence, it’s more likley that the israelis/mossad did it in order to get the unhinged states of A’s morons firing on all cylinders. so it’s a fact, MOSSAD did it and the unhinged states of A is complicit. poor mohammed bin salman, about to be offered up as the sacrificial lamb for the jews. he didn’t think that would happen when he befriended jared kushner or the contrary when jared slimebag jared kushner befriended mbs the gullible fool or is it useful idiot.

  • Barba_Papa

    It’s amazing how much damage the Yemenite attacks have managed to cause. The Saudis and UAE have been terrorbombing Yemen back into the stone age for years and have failed to put a dent into its fighting capabilities. One drone strike from Yemen and half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production capabilities is flatlining. Keep this up and the world economy will tank as Saudi oil production will disappear off the market.

    • Selbstdenker

      there is a difference, if you bomb cultural heritage mud brick buildings, or economically vital infrastructure. The decision for what your precious bombs are to be used is giving away how professional you are.

      • Barba_Papa

        I also suspect that if you have shitloads of bombs you basically drop them all over the place, regardless of how expensive they are. If you only have a handful then you become real economical in their delivery.