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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Suicide Drones, Missile Launched By Yemen’s Houthis

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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Suicide Drones, Missile Launched By Yemen’s Houthis

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

On August 22, the Saudi-led coalition foiled two attempts by the Houthis to target the southern region of Saudi Arabia with advanced weapons.

In the afternoon, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted a “bomb-laden drone” and a “ballistic missile,” which were launched by the Houthis from Yemen. The coalition said in a statement that the missile was heading towards civilian areas in the kingdom’s southern province of Jizan.

Later on the same day, the coalition intercepted a second suicide drone, that was also on its way to attack a target in southern Saudi Arabia.

“The terrorist Houthi militia used civilians and civilian objects to shield the launch site of the ballistic missile,” Col. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition, said in an official statement.

The Saudi-led coalition uses MIM-104 Patriot PAC3 systems to intercept missiles and rockets launched by the Houthis. Drones, however, are usually shot down by warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force with AIM-120 AMRAAM or with other air-to-air missiles.

The Houthis have not commented on the Saudi-led coalition’s claims, thus far. The group usually announce any attack within a few days.

The Saudi-led coalition foiled several drone and missile attacks by the Houthis over the last few months. However, the Yemeni group is still working to develop its offensive capabilities.


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Servet Köseoğlu

looks like houthis still couldnt find the exact saturation amount…well tell iranians to sell more low-cost oil to China and new toys will wipe their ass..

viktor ziv

Well it seems Houtis are pushing Saudis for overkill. Flying F15 or F18 and using AIM120 to shoot $ $$$ drone armed with $$$ explosive, or PAC3 to shoot advanced Luna, is for sure overkill. Beside, those Saudi systems are running to service limit soon, for sure Saudi budget will need to allocate more money for services, and less for poor African wannabe mercenaries.

Rhodium 10

Saudi use to say the same that Israeli propaganda….dont show photos of interceptation and when a missile hit the target dont post aftermath and denied it…for other side like in israel it is forbiden to post any attack vs military or strategic assets.

johnny rotten

In a world of liars, Wahabis are second to none, but their lies are also the most ridiculous.


True !

Ther are also
Israeli Whabis like Bibi

US Wahabis like Clinton’s

Daily Beatings

MIM-104 Patriot PAC3 cost $2-3 million dollars each while the Houthis are sending much cheaper missiles and drones. So who here is really winning?

Icarus Tanović

Coalition said? Hmmm.

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