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Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

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The Saudi Ministry of Defense revealed on September 18 new information about the recent attack on key oil facilities in the Kingdom.

In a press conference held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a spokesman for the ministry, Col. Turki al-Malki, said that the Kingdom has evidence that Iran was involved in the attack, denying that the Yemeni Houthis were behind it.

“Aramco attack didn’t target Saudi Arabia only, but also the international community and energy security,” the spokesman said.

Col. al-Malki said that Saudi Arabia is sure that the attack was not launched from Yemen, claiming that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and missiles operated by the Houthis can’t reach Abqaiq and Khurais in the eastern part of the Kingdom.

According to the spokesman, eighteen UAVs and seven cruise missiles were used in the attack. All of them came from the northern direction and not from the direction of Yemen.

During the conference, the ministry showcased the wreckage of seven delta-wing UAVs and two cruise missiles used in the attacks.

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: alarabiya.net

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: alarabiya.net

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: alarabiya.net

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: alarabiya.net

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: alarabiya.net

While the missiles were identified as Iranian-made Ya-Ali cruise missiles by the Saudi MoD, experts claimed that they are identical to the Houthis’ Qudis-1 missile. As for the UAVs, their type was not determined. However, Col. al-Malki noted that similar UAVs were showcased in Iran before.

Saudi Arabia Showcases Wreckage Of Drones And Missiles Used In Abqaiq–Khurais Attack (Photos)

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In last few days, many senior U.S. officials claimed that the attack was launched from Iran territory. A claim that the Saudi MoD declined to confirm.

The attack on Aramco’s facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais damaged Saudi Arabia’s oil sector. The Kingdom was forced to lower its oil exports for several days, which led to a temporary spike in oil prices.

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  • Uwe

    What is the conclusion here? Same type of weaponry used on different attacks on Saudi soil including latest. After all the Houtis might be the most obvious author, despite they are still underestimasted after serious blows in past. What are you going to do now? Nuke Iran because they are supporting them? You started the war stupid idiots! This is how wars looks like! Destruction and suffering!

    • Icarus Tanović

      Yes, that’s right! Stupid Wahhabi cattle can not understand that Yemenis have very good reason to strike them even hardier.
      It is War, there are casualties. Not just kids playground in Yemen, but Titanic oil facilities in Saudi Arabia too.

  • par4

    Khashoggi has left the building. What kind of half-wit believes ANYTHING the Saudi’s say?

    • Saso Mange

      It was brutal murder, all with with Trump’s blessings.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Not only that the CIA was implicated in the murder of Khashoggi, the dumbass Saudi moron Colonel Assiri who used to be their spokesman Riyadh Ron was himself beheaded by the fat pig MBS for spilling the beans on US involvement in Khashoggi murder and the Americunts flying the indiscriminate bombing missions on the civilians of Yemen.

        • Saso Mange

          Crazy fucked up world man.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The dumbass Saudi shithead “spokesman” who did more damage to the Saudi morons image by telling total CIA fed lies was appropriately named Turki-Turkey. What a bunch of pathetic wankers :)

    • Ashok Varma

      Even if he miraculously becomes king, the brash psychopathic Mohammed bin Salman will likely be the last of this rotting al-Saud family kingdom created by the British imperialists. Riyadh has become a puppet of America and Israel, promoting their divisive sectarian agenda and jumping into conflicts without any clear sense of direction. The quagmire in Yemen is totally a home goal by an insane out of control brat of a “prince”.

  • FlorianGeyer

    The US supports Saudi Arabia in Yemen and the US supports terrorists in Iran,Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan and a plethora of other nations who will not kneel to the USA.

    My vote is for the USA to be considered as a country to be ‘nuked’ in response :)

    • russ

      Make sure to get NYC, Maryland, DC, and Miami… That should cut the head off of the snake.

      • FlorianGeyer

        And London as well. The City of London anyway :)

        • Ashok Varma

          The British created UAE in 1971 to use as a western outpost and destabilize the region. Dubai is a cesspool of unemployed and unemployable westerners who are scamming the Arabs while Indians, Filipinos and Asians do all the hard work.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes and it appears that the UAE has had more orders from the UK :)

      • Joao Alfaiate

        Let me know in advance so I can head up to Maine!

    • Ashok Varma

      With full US support Saudi jets massacre helpless civilians across Yemen day and night, while an exit out of this swamp seems out of reach and now the Yemenis have begun to fight back and cause pain and embarrassment to the Saudis and their masters. Saudis and UAE have been funding and coordinating Israeli attacks everywhere in the Arab region, including Syria and Iraq and now this further creating blowback.

  • kraaiiii

    ”claiming that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and missiles operated
    by the Houthis can’t reach Abqaiq and Khurais in the eastern part of
    the Kingdom.”

    Apparently they can.

    ”According to the spokesman, eighteen UAVs and seven cruise missiles were
    used in the attack. All of them came from the northern direction and
    not from the direction of yemen.”’

    Both UAV and cruise missile have waypoint capability’s, unless you have their complete fly path on radar logs including their launch site, you can’t be really sure of which direction it came.

    • Concrete Mike

      Thats right my good man.

      This.must be infuriating to the yemenis, getting dismissed by thr saudi pigs over and over.

      No radar evidence= no evidence against iran, simple as that.

      If i were the yemeni army, the next wave of.missile and uav, i would paint the all.hot pink, thay way there would be no mistaking who sent it.

      Saudis pigs.

      • Silver Fox 183

        I have been reading the Houthi website. They don’t seem to care that the Saudis are blaming them. They don’t even address the matter.

  • russ

    If it was Iran(or Yemen) the US supplied air defenses of Sodom Arabia was was a complete and utter failure.. It was probably Israel using F35s to provoke, give life support their ISISrael war on sanity.

  • Silver Fox 183

    I can tell you right now flat out that those blue cruise missiles in the back are Yemeni Quds-1 cruise missiles, not Iranian Ya-Ali cruise missiles. I know what both of them look like and that is absolutely a Houthi Quds-1. On the other hand the Quds-1 is made from a prototype based on the Ya-Ali. The Houthi manufacture their own cruise missiles, drones, etc. They base them on Iranian prototypes but they modify them somewhat. Hezbollah engineers are the people who help the Houthis build these missiles and drones based on Iranian prototypes. I am not aware that Iranians are involved in the process.

    The attacks came from the west and there are a number of videos on Youtube from Saudis who live west of the oil complex. In the videos you can hear the distinct sound of drones coming in. The Saudis in the videos say that they saw the drones approach the oil complex from the west, heading due east towards the refinery.

    No one is buying the “came from Iran” bullshit because it’s a lie. Japan, France, Saudi Arabia and even the New York Times have all rejected that theory. The US stands alone with its bullshit lies.

    • Kandinski

      Yes, those are Quds misiles with Czech made jets from Vitezica (Knight city as we say, thare is one in Bosnia where thay made explosives:). Easy to recognize, they look like buckets :)

  • Sparrow

    Let the saudi oil flow and burn just as the Yemen blood has flowed and burned. VIVA SHIA S/A. VIVA HOUTIS. VIVA IRGC IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH. VIVA THE RESISTANCE.

  • Saso Mange

    Dunno what’s the point of showing these remain. New trend among politicians.

  • Damien C

    Those tables look like someone cleaned out my shed

  • Garga

    Awww… You forgot to publish this very informative chart:

    https://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/%5Byyyy%5D/%5Bmm%5D/%5Bdd%5D/waveofattack.png

    In your face! Subtlety is not Saudis’ forte,

    “Iranian Delta Wave UAV”? You mean this little guy?

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/3-6-917×516.jpg

    Which you proudly announced to take down about a year ago?

    https://alshariapress.com/user_images/news/10-10-18-54859111.jpg

    Maybe something is wrong with my eyes, I don’t know. But now that you successfully “proved” it was Iran that hit you and nobody else, what are you going to do about it?

    Please don’t bitch and moan like Trump who claimed Iran killed their drone over international waters then totally obliterated 2 Iranian drones, maybe more (footage will be published absolutely, just wait). Be like brave men that you are and teach Iran a lesson. Or maybe do it after you managed to defeat flip flap army. No hurry! “Fight Iran to the last American soldier” is a good strategy after all.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    This was good message and a retaliation strike by the Ansarallah who have had enough of the Americunt and Saudi cowards and liars killing their people. The next strike will take out more infrastructure and will not be confined to mere 10 drones. The desalination plants and airports, including Dubai are just begging to be hit and they will, if these headchopping Wahhabi scum don’t leave Yemen.

    • Lena Jones

      I think you mean Abu Dhabi and not Dubai. Abu Dhabi is who controls UAE’s menacing foreign policy. Dubai is just a neutral shopping center – and as it happens, with tens of thousands of Iranians living and trading there.

      • Ashok Varma

        Dubai has more Indians than in New Delhi, but all of UAE is a corrupt western outpost and used to exploit the poor people who build the glass houses for these Sheikhs. An attack on Dubai will be more devastating both economically and politically.

        • Lena Jones

          “Dubai has more Indians than in New Delhi”. Well, not quite, but I know what you mean. Dubai also has more Brits than natives, but if UAE is to be attacked, the right choice of target should be the very source of evil whose head lies in Abu Dhabi at the palaces of MbZ. Targeting Dubai does not much hurt MbZ himself or his vile security apparatus, but mostly it hurts foreign workers who will have to suddenly up and leave their jobs.

  • Lena Jones

    I watched the press conference live, it was given by a saudi military spokesperson and he was speaking in ENGLISH! LOL! In the very heart of consecrated muslim-Arab land, English is used to explain an attack on oil pipes, for the benefit of CNN, SKY, FOXNEWS etc. Simply, Arab Saudi Arabia is crying ‘foul’ in English LOL!

    And as soon as this stupid saudi press conference finished, the Yemeni military spokesperson, speaking in Arabic, responded immediately and basically said: ‘We Yemenis sent the drone swarm, we don’t care if they believe us or not and if saudi doesn’t promptly stop its war on Yemen, then we’re gonna do it again and again and again till they do’.

  • NWOD

    similar UAVs were showcased in Iran before

    Oh, really? And who else has showcased similar UAVs before? What, they had wings? That must be unique to Iran, right?

    And, also, I wonder, who could copy a missile that Iran has showcased before? Is it possible to make a product that looks like someone else’s product? You know, like a counterfeit Rolex watch or Gucci bag? Is such a thing possible? I’m just curious.

  • Fleecing Rabbi

    Gutn morgn, have been praying at the wailing wall for the goyim to kill each, our big problem is the meshuggenah groys tokhes Trump and Khezbullah. Saudi our cousins. Mazal Tov!