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JULY 2020

Saudi Air Defense Force Intercepts Ballistic Missiles Over Key Kingdom Industrial City (Videos)

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The Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSADF) has foiled a missile strike on the western Saudi city of Yanbu, the Saudi-led coalition announced.

Col. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the RSADF successfully intercepted in the early hours of February 21 several “ballistic missiles,” which were launched by the Yemeni Houthi group.

“These missiles were launched in a deliberate and systematic manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” the spokesman said.

Saudi activists released several videos showing what appears to be Patriot missiles intercepting several aerial objects over Yanbu. Several explosions were reported in the city.

Yanbu is located on Saudi Arabia’s western coast, more than 900 km away from Houthi-held areas in northern Yemen. The city is an important petroleum shipping terminal and is home to three oil refineries, a plastics facility and several other petrochemical plants.

The Houthis said that they will announce a “major operation” inside Saudi Arabia in the upcoming few hours, without providing any further details.

Over the last few years, the Houthis carried out dozens of strikes on key Saudi military bases and industrial facilities. Some of the attacks, like the 2019 Abqaiq–Khurais attack, resulted in significant damage.

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  • Ashok Varma

    What a shame.

  • Concrete Mike

    Many of these videos appear to show the same 2 interceptors launch from different angles.

    On some videos, the sound(bang) comes before interception, so these videos could be closer to the launcher, wich some of these were. Something is fishy right now, lets wait and see what elese comes out.

    Anyways im not convinced of saudi AD intercepts yet.

  • Issam

    The houthis used
    12 UAV Samad-3
    2 Quds-1 cruise missile
    1 Long range ballistic missile

  • Ivan

    “These missiles were launched in a deliberate and systematic manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” the spokesman said.”

    Saudis complaining of violation of international humanitarian law is like Hitler complaining of antisemitism. HAHAHAHA! This is hilarious.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      Actually, the hypocrisy lies with the Saudis, who have been murdering Yemen civilians indiscriminately…… But hey, according to those liars it is perfectly ok to commit genocide against those civilians, while they scream blue murder because the Houthis are retaliating against their own civilians!

  • Bobo Voxar

    some vids showed something burning in background in horizon … revenge after attempt of killing yemen general?

  • Marcin Adam

    All these vids are cut. Is it all what happened?