Caught On Video: Saudis Intercept Ballistic Missile Shot By Yemen Militants

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Components of Qaher 2-M ballistic missile shot down
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Components of Qaher 2-M ballistic missile shot down

Coloniel Al-Maliki of the Saudi-led coalition confirmed that the missile had been fired towards Najran at a populated civilian area before being intercepted, adding that there was no loss of life or casualties.

Thursday’s missile launch comes approximately a month after reports emerged of a December3rd

Royal Saudi Arabia Air Defense forces have shot down a ballistic missile near the border of Yemen over the southern province of Najran on Thursday, reports Arab News.

Yemen’s Shiite rebels say they fired the missile targeting a special forces camp and a facility for helicopter gunships in the Saudi border province of Najran.

The media arm of the rebels, known as the Houthis, said Thursday’s projectile was a Qaher 2-M ballistic missile.

This is fresh | #Saudi Defense Forces successfully intercept ballistic missile shot by #Iran backed #houthis towards #Najran – Saudi town at #Yemen border @a_albander
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— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 (@HSajwanization) January 12, 2018

A message to every enemy, hater, and a traitor – a Saudi plane continues confidently between the 2 missile intercepts in #Najran – great work by #Saudi Royal Air Defense 💚🇸🇦
#اعتراض_صاروخ_بنجران pic.twitter.com/C7P5Tm4Vzn

— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 (@HSajwanization) January 12, 2018

Components of Qaher 2-M ballistic missile shot down

Components of Qaher 2-M ballistic missile shot down

Coloniel Al-Maliki of the Saudi-led coalition confirmed that the missile had been fired towards Najran at a populated civilian area before being intercepted, adding that there was no loss of life or casualties.

Thursday’s missile launch comes approximately a month after reports emerged of a December3rd firing of a cruise missile by Yemeni Houthi rebels toward a nuclear power plant under construction in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The cruise missile has been identified as a “Soumar” missile, an Iranian-modified version of the Soviet-made Kh-55 cruise missile. With an operational range of 2500 km, the Kh-55s are equipped with guidance systems that allow them to maintain an altitude lower than 110 meters from the ground, thereby avoiding radar detection.

Local Yemeni sources confirmed that the cruise missile did not hit the target, having crashed in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. The UAE stated that it possesses an air defense system capable of dealing with any threat of any type or kind, adding that the nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi was well-protected, state news agency WAM reported on its Twitter account. The crash reasons are still unclear, but most likely it was a technical failure. (South Front)

And on November 30 ballistic missile launch from Yemen, also reportedly intercepted by Saudi air defense forces in the …read more

Source:: Zerohedge.com

      

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