Saudi Forces Reportedly Intercepted Another Ballistic Missile Launched By Houthis

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Saudi Forces Reportedly Intercepted Another Ballistic Missile Launched By Houthis

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On January 16, Saudi forces reportedly intercepted a ballistic missile launched targeting Saudi province of Jazan. According to the Saudi side, the missile was launched by the Houthis from Yemen.

“Iran supplied the Houthis with missiles that have targeted Saudi Arabia,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters hiting to the recent missile attacks.

On January 11, Saudi forces allegedly intercepted another Houthi missile that targeted the province of Najran. The missile was aimed at military base of the Saudi Special Forces in the area.

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  • Leonard Kline

    Iran provided the houthis with missiles, so what! The US of I supplies Saudis with their weapons. What do they produce themselves? (Other than hot air)

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Hell no one can even get any Medical aid into there let alone Iran providing missiles , they must use Aladdin’s magic carpet and several Djinni’s to do this.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        this is not so

        • PZIVJ

          The Saudi blockade was an act of genocide against the children, so they where forced to relax it after international pressure. But still not enough aid gets through. SUCH A SAD STORY :((((((

          • LR captain

            the houthis are retro fitting older missiles that were kept in storage. The saudis are too stupid the bomb those depots.

            with the houthis also jerry-rigging SAM radars from parts scavenged from surveillance drones deep sea USA drones

          • PZIVJ

            I know the Houthis can put up a great fight. But I was saddened by the death of Saleh, Perhaps he could have worked out a deescalation with the Sauds?
            We shall never know. And now the civilians and children of N Yemen are dying in ever increasing numbers as we speak about war.

          • LR captain

            Saleh was in charge the Yemeni army’s intelligence branch for a few years. The tactical advice that he gave the houthis gave them a edge over the Saudis.

            But the houthis wanted to strike Riyadh and start shooting down more and more choppers, planes as well as go after heavier targets such as naval ships and using tactical missiles to hit Saudi bases and camps.

            Saleh knew of how bad things would escalate if the Houthis military capabilities were expanded. with losses of aircraft, naval. plus whole armored columns being destroyed while not even being near the front. all this the with missile capable of reaching Riyadh. It would only be a matter of time the US was called in to clean up the mess.

            Saleh was the one who offer Putin a port to use a Russian naval base. His plan was have Russians set up a small naval outpost hosting a Corvette and small group of pantsir s1. along with a few squads of Russian soldiers. Then he would set up a ceasefire. Then at that point the war would be over. the Saudi-led forces could not make a move without Putin knowing about it.

            The Saudis may be bold but they are bold enough to stop a the Russians from setting up a small naval outpost. (besides the Russians can’t give much finical support to help rebuild yemen they would be only able to give a small amount of food/medical aid)

            however Yemen to Russia is like the Baltic states to Nato (not worth it) that’s why Russia did not take the deal.

            But there is another world titian that the Saudis should fear. china has a rather large base in Djibouti to protect its new silk road. Thus a Naval port in Aden would allow some control over the bab al-mandab strait. plus china’s coffers run deep.

            (theory of US’s biggest fear) – Russia sets up in yemen and reports many of the Saudis war crimes. Saudis withdraw most of their support from their puppet government.

            China see situation and realizes that if Yemen were their ally they could challenge to the US for control of bab al-mandab strait and present a real threat a closing it. (this would make a perfect bargaining chip for the south china sea.)

            china starts the supporting the houthis and they gain more ground pushing towards Aden. china turns Yemen into their Syria.

            they then build their port in Aden and set up naval patrols. while investing in the reconstruction of Yemen to guarantee the loyalty of houthis.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            oartially. but the longa range missiles come also from Iran

          • PZIVJ

            Do you get your news from Saudi Arabia or Nikki Haley ?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            from teheran

          • LR captain

            long range has a minimum range of 5,500 kilometers
            a medium-range a maximum range of between 1,000 and 3,000 km
            short range has a maximum range of 1000 Km
            tactical has a maximum range of 300 km
            distance from Sana’a to Riyadh is around 1070 Km

            Riyadh is well with in range of retrofitted missile (replacing the outer iron casing with a lighter metal reducing it wight and increasing its range.) plus these are fuel limitations. with little math the distance could be increased further. (changing the angle of decent)

            so Hamas can build tactical missiles (what resources do they have)

            Hezbollah could build short range missiles (before the land route was established)

            I can’t see any reason why the houthis can’t have missiles capable of reaching Riyadh.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i dion talk about ibcm, but yeme. here long range = able to attack riyad

          • LR captain

            stop trolling

          • Solomon Krupacek

            aplly on yourself, troll!

          • LR captain

            trolls don’t even looks for facts

          • Solomon Krupacek

            as captains

          • Graeme Rymill

            “iron cased missiles”… who knew?….
            Does the bullshit never end?

          • LR captain

            iron/steel casings make up the outer layer of the missile.

          • Graeme Rymill

            An underwater drone has radar? Who knew……

            Perhaps the Yemeni missile are using sonar instead?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            you are right. see also my answer to Pave above.

        • Pave Way IV

          I have to agree with Krupi here. Aid *is* getting in because the Saudis temporarily lifted the land/sea/air blockade of north Yemen last month.

          The Saudis and their Coalition of the Evil Orb never had a blockade on southern Yemen, where their lapdog Hadi and the US proxy army (UAE mercs) are in control. Unfortunately, the major Yemeni population centers and people in most dire need are in the north and almost entirely dependent on imports through the Houthi-controlled port in Hodeidah and the Houthi-held Sanaa airport.

          The south and it’s port in Aden are sparsely-populated, backwater (dare I say it) shitholes under Hadi/Saudi/UAE control and have always been open for arms trade, black market food and medicine and Hadi’s Saudi-sponsored organ-harvesting operations.

          The magnanimous Saudi act of opening the Port of Hodeidah and Sanaa Airport last month for aid deliveries are mostly meaningless. Hodeidah was a commercial port capable of handling large, containerized cargoes. The earliest act of Saudi punishment against the Houthis for resisting Saudi occupation was to destroy the Hodeidah shipping cranes back in 2015. Since then, everything has to be unloaded pretty much manually. The US did send four large truck-mounted cranes to help with unloading, but they just got there last weekend. The Houthis probably don’t have enough diesel to run them for more than a few days. The Saudis permission for aid deliveries ends this Friday – they have said nothing about allowing any more in, so nobody is sending any.

          The Sanaa airport was able to get a few shipments of aid and much-needed medicine, but a drop in the bucket for what north Yemen’s 12 million people need. The Saudi Evil Orb Coalition still imposes no-fly zone and air blockade of any other aircraft to the Sanaa Airport (and anywhere else in the north). Nobody can get in, and nobody can leave. Yemenis can’t evacuate even if they could afford it.

          CENTCOM

          • Solomon Krupacek

            Look, saudis block many routes, ports. Thereore the aid, which is coming via liagal routes, is blocked. But the smuggling flavourishes. Mainly through Oman. Saudis are very angry on Oman.

          • Garga

            This is not a new map, but gives you a general idea:
            http://iranprimer.usip.org/sites/default/files/Who%20controls%20what.jpg

            Do you know that between Houthi territory and the Yemen/Oman border there’s more than 800km of Saudi mercenary and AQ infested distance?

            And that this border (and other parts of Yemen) is under constant surveillance?
            We’re talking about constant shipments of large missiles, are we not?

            OTOH I like to believe your version too because it shows Iranians are very competent. ;)

          • Solomon Krupacek

            according your logic in east ghouta could not smuggle nothing. also isis guys had no chanc to mof from southern borfer into hama. oh wait, ..

          • Garga

            Do you realize in one instance we’re talking about large trucks and semis, carrying big missiles and in another instance about individual fighters and their small arms going from one zone to another one less than 300km away?
            Have you seen pictures of the large missiles that you claim are being smuggled through Oman/Yemen border and all the way +800km of Saudi/AQ and US controlled area?
            Nevermind that if that happened, the US and co. had the proof they needed to show the world.

            Like I said, smuggling these large missiles right under the Saudi and US nose is no small achievement if that’s true.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            it is easy. smugglers have safe routes. they pay tribute for everybody in the way.

          • Garga

            Good, nice.
            So Saudis take bribe and let Iran and Houthis smuggle the missiles which will be fired on them later , am I right?
            They also pay American spy planes and sats to turn their cameras away.

            Man, corruption is rampant in KSA and USA!

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  • BL

    Fake news.

  • Mountains

    Honestly speaking Saudi arabia should attack Iran in my opinion. If this don’t stop within 6 months. Bomb Tehran and all other nuke installations. The saudis are very much capable of destroying Iranian infrastructure rather quickly.

    Punish Iran for the houthis crimes because Saudi arabia is apparently the holy land and I think this might be perhaps a punch to much for iran. They are not doing the saudis any favors to de-escalate it’s like pushing a cat with Nuclear bomb(KSA) into a corner

    • BL

      you kikes are getting dumber by the day, which is good news.

      • Mountains

        Why? Is the information of Saudi arabia having Nukes new to you. Honestly if this continues they should consider wipping out Iran completely of the Map. The KSA leadership there is being very diplomatic and restraint. But if pushed to much ”the enough is enough incident will eventually come” and it will not look good for Iran

        • BL
        • Lyubomir

          Well I have to agree. If someone actually believes that Iran got any chance in 1 on 1 with Saudi Arabia is delusional. For Iran that will be full blown disaster. In a blink of an eye they will be sent back to stone age and for good.

          • purplelibraryguy

            The Saudis can’t even handle Yemen, how could they possibly take Iran? The thing is that if the Saudis attacked Iran, the Americans would have to get involved. Iran would cut off shipping in the Persian gulf, oil would spike to $300/barrel. The Americans would start shitkicking Iran, sure, but it’s hard to predict what Russia and even China might do at that point . . . and even the EU might be too horrified to back the Americans’ play, what with the sudden oil crisis hammering their economies.
            It would be a very bad scene all around, and Saudi Arabia would probably be bankrupted because most of their oil ships through the Persian Gulf.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            but it’s hard to predict what Russia and even China might do at that point . .
            NOTHING

        • PZIVJ
    • Samuel Boas

      Are you absolutely mental? you absolute moron. Saudi Arabia is a country full of terrorists and you want to attack Iran? How far do you have your head up your ass exactly?

  • John Mason

    Saudi Foreign Minister’s comment is just more excrement coming from his mouth, so it is OK to murder civilians in Yemen, supply terrorists weapons, money etc. that commit atrocities but not OK for the Houthis to use missiles. Who cares where they come from, UN doesn’t care who’s missiles and weapons kill Yemenis so why should anyone care what kills Saudi trash.