Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Missile Launcher In Northern Yemen (Photos)

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On July 12, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplanes discovered and destroyed a “ballistic missile launcher” of Ansar Allah [also known as the Houthis] in the district of Sahar in the northern province of Saada. The UAE-based al-Arabiya TV released several photos of the launcher, which were taken by an “observation system” of the coalition.

Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Missile Launcher In Northern Yemen (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, Via al-Arabiya

Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Missile Launcher In Northern Yemen (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, Via al-Arabiya

The photos showed what appears to be a launcher of the Yemeni-made Badir-1 artillery rocket. The Badir-1, which was revealed on March 22, is a copy of the Iranian-made solid fuel artillery rocket, Fajir-3.

Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Missile Launcher In Northern Yemen (Photos)

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Saada province is believed to be the home base of the Yemeni Missiles Force, a key ally of the Houthis. Since the beginning of this year, the Yemeni Missiles Force carried out dozens of missile strikes on military positions of the Saudi-led coalition in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

In response to this threat, the Saudi-led coalition stepped up its aerial operations over Saada. However, the coalition’s efforts are still incapable of putting an end to the Yemeni Missiles Forces.

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  • Joaquin

    There are news that Houthis downed one or even two saudi jets today… ?

    • S Melanson

      A tornado fighter jet went down the coalition has confirmed this. The other is an Apache helicopter was taken down.

      Reuters has acknowledged the Coalition offensive has been a complete failure. Also, coalition troops south of the airport remain cut off and may have already been destroyed. Getting accurate reports on the situation in Yemen is very difficult but the nature of the coalition propaganda tells a story if one knows how to read between the lines.

    • Pave Way IV

      It depends which side you ask:

      Saudi Air Force jet crashes in southern Asir region due to technical failure
      http://www.arabnews.com/node/1337831/saudi-arabia

      Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry
      http://parstoday.com/en/news/middle_east-i89746
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de88f86b3595006ab301c06a965c2c1b0bce22bb40ff41b93a3235e1ef64d3d7.png

      • Joaquin

        Great! thank you both for the answers

        • S Melanson

          Your welcome. For your information, I have found Houthi media sources tend to be fairly accurate and can be for the most part trusted. However, they can get it wrong as was the case here. But that said, they showed integrity in altering the story to better reflect what really happened.

          If the tables were turned, I highly doubt that media sources sympathetic to the Coalition would have updated their reporting – instead they would continue to push on the public the lie. I have found coalition reporting just appalling as flagrant reporting of lies seems to be the norm.

          I have posted many comments that expose coalition media lies and so you should be wary of any claims they make.

      • Rob

        I think Houthis have shot down the jet or may be due to technical problem or the pilot has done suicide.

      • Kell McBanned

        Cheers, was wondering what the story with that was.

  • S Melanson

    And we ran out of ‘camera film’ so we have no picture of the target being destroyed. But double fingers crossed we swear we destroyed it… we really did!

    Meanwhile, the ‘destroyed’ missile launcher fires off another volley into Saudi territory.

    • David Parker

      For sure?

      • S Melanson

        Definitely. Without a doubt. We used the new US supplied deadly laser pulser cannon which is built by the same company that builds the Patriot Missile System so we know it works 100%.

        After firing off the laser we observed a flash and then smoke and fire which caused a large peice of debris to fly off right past us with a trail of burning ash. The crew, clearly in agony, could be seen jumping up and down with rifles held above their head as the debris continued in the direction of Riyadh. The new Cannon must be very powerful to do that.

        Mission accomplished, we headed back to base. Later we are informed a ballistic missile hit the Saudi Royal Palace in Riyadh. We offer our prayers and condolences but then proudly tell of our daring and courageous exploits that destroyed at least a dozen Houthi launchers leaving charred bodies everywhere.

        The next day Coalition media report that air strikes carried out by courageous pilots of the glorious Coalition have successfully knocked out the ENTIRE Houthi missile forces. This follows the recent destruction of the entire Houthi communication network. Complete Coalition victory is imminent.

    • Starlight

      https://twitter.com/Abakwainfo/status/1016683291519475712

      This video, censored by mainstream AND kremlin media outlets, shows a Cameroon death squad, trained in Israel, murdering two women and their young chldren ON CAMERA. This happened a few days ago.

      While SF had a JEW puff-piece pushing the idea of the wonderful peace jews have brought to Africa, the reality is here for all to see.

      This death squad happily filmed the atrocity for all to see, quoting the FACT that their jewish trainers likewise film and promote the sniper atrocities in Gaza, without any political backlash (indeed Putin even invited king Jew, the monster that gave the direct instruction for the jew snipers to mass murder, to Russia).

      Jew media (including SF, sadly) chooses exactly what you get to see. So SF NEVER shows the daily atrocities in Novorussia, for instance.

      This video is a billion times more important than anything happening in Yemen (the people of Yemen are doomed, given that EVERY major power on the planet are on the side of Saudi Arabia).

      The jewish atrocities in Gaza are DESIGNED to set an example for every other depraved monster on the planet. Jews are only in Africa to do works of pure demonic evil. The jew trade in the SEMI-PRECIOUS stone we call diamond has always illustrated this.

      You think SF is ‘alternative’ media- think again.

      • S Melanson

        Starlight, I appreciate your perseverance to get stories close to your heart out there so people can know, so I have some suggestions so your posts can make more of an impression – in a good way.

        While it is generally known that death squads are trained by most great powers such as US, Israel, France, UK etc…, visual evidence such as this is uncommon. The video also appears to be legitimate (not staged to discredit) and the execution of women and child particularly disturbing. But:

        (1) you need to better establish the connection to Israel and back up the facts.

        First, you should provide fairly recent sources that Israel is training death squads in Cameroon. For example: MEMO (Middle East Monitor) March 2, 2018, Israel supports Cameroon’s dictatorship. It would also help to mention that Israel has a history of training death squads internationally – there are plenty of reports you can link too such as training death squads in a South and Central America. Also mention Gaza and high casualties of unarmed protesters taken out by Israeli snipers acting in unison much like a death squad – there are videos of this you can link to. This is powerful and shows Israel operating death squads on civilians.

        Secondly, you can point out that the rifles being used are of the MZ-4 family of assault rifles manufactured by the Israel firm Emtan Karmiel LTD. Provide link to site that provides illustrations of the assault rifle which has telltale design features.

        Lastly, how do we know the video is recent? Can you provide translation and is the language, accent and/or other clues in video that point to Cameroon and these are Biya’s goons.

        (2) I would avoid comparing to other atrocities such that one is more important than another. Consider that In Yemen, 8 million are at immediate risk of starving to death as a consequence of naval blockade which is a war crime.

        Yemen is winning and will win this unjust war. Mark my words.

        • You can call me Al
          • S Melanson

            Yes, the images link has some of the rifles seen in the video in Starlight’s post. As for the UN aid agency announcements regarding scaling back, it is news to me and will look into it. Seems to be following the coalition playbook in Yemen using starvation as a tool of war. Gaza like Yemen is subject to a crippling blockade with the same outcome – humanitarian catastrophe.

            I think things are coming to a head, or tipping point where this will cause massive blowback.

            Lastly, I should have mentioned in my reply to Starlight that Southfront has an article that discusses Haaretz publishing an expose of Israel providing arms to neonazis with A focus on the infamous Azov brigade in Ukraine. The Azov unit is a de facto death squad and the article points out Azov leaders discuss openly that they are supplied arms by Israel.

          • You can call me Al

            Yes I read the article about about Azov + death squads, but apologies, I didn’t pair the two together.

          • S Melanson

            Apparently Starlight’s account is deleted so another one bites the dust. While I am generally against banning accounts, Starlights tendency to spam comment threads with repetitive long posts was annoying.

          • You can call me Al

            The guy was a cretin, so good riddance to bad rubbish.

      • Kell McBanned

        Heartbreaking stuff but TIA “This Is Africa” what you just saw is a daily event there.
        The People of Yemen are not doomed, far from it if anyones doomed its the Saudi coalition.
        The entire African continent is another matter, doomed some say would be an understatement when using Western means of assessment, by African means its just another day.

  • Icarus Tanović

    They’re not serious with this 😁 hahahahaha.

  • Smaug

    Took them long enough. BTW, is Iran still denying they’re giving direct support to the Houthis?

    • Why? Because it is fine and dandy for Wahhabistan and FUKUS to exterminate the Yemeni people, but if anyone helps the attacked people that is awful?

      • Smaug

        You make all the wrong assupmtions, Richard. As soon as I see a reason to think that any side in this pointless fight is any different than any of the other pirates that have come and gone in that cesspool, I might actually care about the outcome. At least now they’re trying to kill each other and not us.

        • PZIVJ

          Bull shit Smaug !
          So you support genocide of women and children in N Yemen :((((

          • Smaug

            You wish.

        • S Melanson

          I believe the Houthis are killing quite a number from Western countries given the Coalition is heavily dependent on mercenaries – not to mention being another financial black hole for the adventuresome US and ‘friends’.

          I read an interview with a women assisting as a volunteer the Houthis in North Yemen and she stated that Iran has not been providing arms or any other aid that she knows of and this is based on her own direct experiences as well as discussions with Houthi insurgents and locals.

          Even if the Iranians were willing to send aid, the Coalition blockade would prevent this just as it is preventing humanitarian aid. Human rights organizations are commenting that Yemen is a prime example of a worrying trend of using starvation as an instrument of war.

          Still, the war is lost and the Coalition is now being pressured to extricate itself out of the mess as Western media increasingly point out Saudi and UAE human rights abuses. The latest is UAE prisons of torture and rape. Makes for nice headlines and this is getting widely reported in the MSM. The elites want the coalition fiasco resolved with an end to major hostilities.

          But the Houthis may have other plans in mind.

        • I can’t recall many instances of Syrians or Yemenis attacking Americans, unless they were Qaida members like the Cole bombers. Saudis and their Orc spawn like Qaida and Daesh though have carried out many attacks. Like in WW2. Adolf and Stalin were both mass murdering demons, but one was an “ally”. So the macro attacks like 9-11 and WTC 1993 bombing are all Wahhabi inspired. The micro attacks like Ft Hood, Orlando Pulse, San Bernardino and all the “workplace violence” attacks have universally been Wahhabi inspired. So why should I hate both sides equally when one is trying to kill me and my family and one is not?

          Now you can go ahead and cite Beirut Marine Barracks, but that is about all you can cite, and it surely would not have happened if we weren’t doing some dumb /$$ “peacekeeping” bee ess in a war zone. Not to mention unarmed guards with wooden gates as a barricade. Might as well have painted a bullseye and unrolled a Red Carpet for the SVBIED driver.

  • Since the Saudi Orcs enjoy “Finding” missile launchers so much the Houthis need to start filling the desert with cardboard missile launchers for the Wahhabistani Orcs to expend millions of dollars of ordnance blowing up! :D