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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Two Drones Launched From Yemen In Less Than 24 Hours (Photos)

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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Two Drones Launched From Yemen In Less Than 24 Hours (Photos)

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted two suicide drones which launched from Yemen, allegedly by the Houthis (Ansar Allah), in less than 24 hours.

Late on October 1, the first suicide drone was intercepted over the southern Saudi province of Jizan, specifically over the governorate of Ahad al-Masarihah.

Shrapnel from the interception and the remains of the drone fell over a residential area causing some material losses, according to the Saudi Civil Defense.

The second suicide drone was intercepted in the afternoon of October 2 over the city of Khamis Mushait in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir. No losses were reported.

The Houthis have not commented on any of the attack attempts yet. However, the Yemeni group’s responsibility for the first attack was confirmed.

The drone intercepted over Ahad al-Masarihah was identified as a Qasef, a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2. The suicide drone has a range of 150 kilometers and an endurance of two hours. The Qasef-2K variant is armed with a high explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warhead and equipped with a proximity fuse.

Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Two Drones Launched From Yemen In Less Than 24 Hours (Photos)

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The Houthis stepped up their missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia recently. Last week, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted a ballistic missile and five suicide drones on a single day.

Currently, Saudi Arabia is struggling to secure a replacement for missile defense systems which were recently recalled by the US.

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block

No official source listed for this information. twitter is garbage, not consistently reliable for any information.

Last edited 16 days ago by block
Chris Gr

So you think that the Houthis are perfect?

Tony

Ну так и Саудитов никто в Йемен не звал…

Chris Gr

You are saying something about Yemen but I don’t understand Slavic.

proud Ukrop "SS"

saudi arabia can shoot down drones but russian equipment cant shoot down turkish TB2 drone – the one that destroyed all russian AA systems including pantsir and s300 hahaha

Chris Gr

Hey you Russian supporter, do you know that the Russian government supports the government of Yemen?

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