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Ballistic missile intercepted over Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh

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A MISSILE fired at Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh was shot down moments before it hit a royal palace today.

Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the city, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya reported in a news flash quoting a Saudi-led military coalition official.

 The aftermath of the blast seen in the skies over Riyadh

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The aftermath of the blast seen in the skies over Riyadh

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The coalition is battling the armed Houthi movement in neighbouring Yemen.

A ballistic missile was launched at the Saudi capital, a Houthi spokesman said.

Mohammed Abdussalam said on Twitter that a Volcano 2-H ballistic missile was fired towards al-Yamama royal palace.

Bloomberg reporter Vivian Nereim tweeted: “Loud boom heard in central Riyadh – big enough that we felt it shake our tower.”

The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information tweeted: “Coalition forces confirm intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile targeting south of Riyadh.

“There are no reported casualties at this time.

Last month missiles were fired at a Saudi airport used by thousands of Brits every year.

 The Houthi missile left a trail in the sky above the city

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The Houthi missile left a trail in the sky above the city
 The weapon was streaking towards the Al-Yamama royal palace

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The weapon was streaking towards the Al-Yamama royal palace
 The missile was fired from Yemen at the Saudi capital Riyadh. File picture

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The missile was fired from Yemen at the Saudi capital Riyadh. File picture
 This video shows the Yemeni missiles fired at the airport last month

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This video shows the Yemeni missiles fired at the airport last month

The Saudi Arabian military shot down a missile fired at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

Amateur video taken at the scene showed four anti-ballistic missiles being fired into the sky followed by loud explosions.

The November 4 attack triggered the tightening of a longstanding Saudi-led blockade of Yemen – already on the verge of famine.

Saudi Arabia angrily accused its arch foe Iran of supplying the missile to the rebels, a charge Tehran strongly denied.

On Thursday, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called “undeniable” evidence that last month’s missile was “made in Iran”.

Video shows launch of ballistic missile from Yemen aimed at Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile near Riyadh after supposed launch from Yemen

 Yemenis gather at the site of an air strike on the Sahar district of the northern Yemeni governorate of Saada on Wednesday

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Yemenis gather at the site of an air strike on the Sahar district of the northern Yemeni governorate of Saada on Wednesday

But her comments went beyond the findings of a UN investigation which reached no firm conclusion on whether the missile came from an Iranian supplier, saying only that it had a “common origin” to some Iranian designs.

A brutal civil war has been raging in Yemen for over two years and the conflict has claimed over 16,000 lives.

A military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against the Houthi movement, which now controls much of Yemen.

 

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28 Comments on "Ballistic missile intercepted over Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh"

  1. dissident on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 9:37 am 

    Shoot, it didn’t get through. Are we supposed to have sympathy for the butchery of the Saudi invaders?

    Saudi Arabia out of Yemen!

  2. deadlykillerbeaz on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 9:44 am 

    You would think that there are better things to do rather than lob missiles at cities.

    If you are serious, it will have to be 50 to 100 at a time, not one measly missile that can be shot down. Quit wasting your time on feckless attempts to cause some to suffer.

    Go to Lebanon and pick olives.

    There has got to be a better way. Send gifts to the Saudi Royals, not bombs. Go down to the river and pray.

    It’s Christmas and the holidays. For God’s sake, try to be more civil. Think of the children.

    Instead, you are mocked and ridiculed, which makes sense.

  3. peakyeast on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 10:06 am 

    Yeah – it seems more like a staged event than an actual attack.

  4. onlooker on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 10:17 am 

    Yeah – it seems more like a staged event than an actual attack.—
    BINGO!

  5. dissident on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 10:46 am 

    So the Allies did not bomb German cities during WWII? How about Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Don’t tell me it was all aimed at legitimate military targets. Most of the damage was well away from any targets and by far most of the deaths were civilians.

    Cry me a river, poor Saudis are getting shelled. Nuke Yemen now for this heinous crime! Like I said, GTFO.

  6. Cloggie on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 12:02 pm 

    Perhaps it is time for the good king for an extended holiday in an undisclosed location now that he is clearly targeted.

  7. Boat on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 1:29 pm 

    Looks like Iran and N Korea need bombed during the holidays. If wishes and hopes were missiles and gun boats, we would all have a merry Christmases.

  8. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 1:52 pm 

    “Looks like Iran and N Korea need bombed during the holidays. ”

    Both are currently off limits. They can shoot back.

  9. Babtized on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 4:54 pm 

    So who made the “thousands of air strikes” bombs that Saudi Arabia launched?

  10. Makati1 on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 6:32 pm 

    Baptized, why the USS made them, of course, and sold them for a ‘bloody’ profit to the SKA devils. Bloody as in innocent red blood running, not the UK slang meaning.

    The US has always supplied both sides when possible, going back to WW1 at least. They stopped selling to Germany when the Germans started sinking US freighters in WW1 to prevent goods form America from reaching England. And in WW2 when Germany tried to get Mexico to attack the US, distracting the US from joining the European war. Its ALL about $$$$.

  11. DerHundistlos on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 9:22 pm 

    Me thinks total BS.

  12. H V Bakshi on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 7:08 am 

    If Houthi/Iran wants to genuinely wreak havoc they should be bombing KSA oil facilities. These one offs seem staged.

  13. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 12:08 pm 

    Mal,

    What faction of Muslim do you actually support. Do you support sharia law? Are the Kurds a problem for you?

  14. GregT on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 12:39 pm 

    “Looks like Iran and N Korea need bombed during the holidays. If wishes and hopes were missiles and gun boats, we would all have a merry Christmases.”

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  15. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 12:43 pm 

    Greggiet,

    We had this discussion. Your solution of equal rights would have another 30 nations with nukes. A hammer stays in the shed until a nail needs hit.

  16. GregT on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 12:46 pm 

    Boat,

    What faction of Muslim do you actually support. Do you support sharia law? Are the Kurds a problem for you?

  17. GregT on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 12:49 pm 

    Boat,

    My solution is to ban all nukes, everywhere. Then other nations would not need nukes for self defence, against the nations who are threatening them with nukes.

  18. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 1:18 pm 

    greggiet,

    Good luck with that. You run for world leader and you’ll get my vote.

  19. GregT on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 2:04 pm 

    Boat,

    If you have several thousand hammers in your shed, and your neighbour down the road decides that he wants to put a hammer in his shed too, do you believe that gives you the right to break into his house and murder his family?

  20. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 3:48 pm 

    greggiet,

    Of course if you are a follower of Sharia Law. Try a Google of their mandate.

  21. Makati1 on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 6:16 pm 

    Boat, Muslims lived in peace in most of the world until the US started to meddle. Islam was a zero threat to the US, until the US engineered 9/11 and lied to the American people. The need to bend a knee to the Jews, (kiss their dirty ass) and to try to control (steal) the oil in the ME, was too big a temptation for the greedy US elite. Now all of the US will pay the price for their actions. It’s called “payback”and it will be a bitch. The party’s over. Adjust.

  22. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 7:24 pm 

    Mal,

    Have you googled Shari Law and what is acceptable outside any government laws? In fact what type of behavior Is expected of them?

  23. Sean Hufford on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 7:57 pm 

    Madkat

    Muslims lived in peace in most of the world until the US started to meddle.

    That is impossible to deny..Great point and nice use of the MSM propaganda terms “Meddle”…

  24. Sean Hufford on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 8:05 pm 

    Boat

    Madkat is dead right here. Yes the Muslim countries might be still living in the stone ages in some degree. But they were living in the stone ages not bothering the western world at all. And they tried to destroy Israel many times and always got their asses kicked so they stopped doing that. And the 911 attack was an obvious false flag attack. Due to upcoming peak oil…But all Iraq did was help kick the can a few more years. And now the oil shortages are coming soon…This is why Bush build his ranch totally off the grid doomsday prepper style.

  25. MASTERMIND on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 8:07 pm 

    Peak Oil = Black Elephant

    The “Black Elephant” is a combination of two common phrases

    The “elephant sitting in the room” is the thing which everybody knows is important but nobody will talk about. It is a taboo.

    The “black swan” is an extreme or unlikely event which shreds prior risk management strategies.

    A “black elephant” is an event which is extremely likely and widely predicted by experts, but people attempt to pass it off as a black swan when it finally happens. Usually the experts who had predicted the event – from the economic crisis to pandemic flu – go from being marginalized to being lionized when the problem finally rears its head.

  26. Boat on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 9:29 pm 

    The US picks sides but most of this fight is Muslim on Muslim in the Middle east. Europe, China, Russia all have Muslim terrorist problems. You can spin it any way you want but Sharia Law drives the instability.

  27. GregT on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 9:54 pm 

    “You can spin it any way you want but Sharia Law drives the instability.”

    The instability was driven by Washington and Tel Aviv, in their continued, and long planned, destabilization of the ME.

  28. DerHundistlos on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 12:14 am 

    @ Sean

    “The Arabs tried to destroy Israel many times and always got their asses kicked.”

    Not quite accurate. Egypt accomplished the impossible by crossing the Nile and breaching Israel’s self-described “impregnable” Sinai fortifications. By war’s end, the twenty day October war had cost the Israeli’s 3,000 men dead, 7,250 wounded and 300 captured.A total of 105 combat aircraft, 900 tanks and 500 armored fighting vehicles were destroyed by the Egyptian military. While the loss of men and material were staggering, the United States initiated a 24 hour a day airlift to Israel of tanks, planes, and all other necessities on day of the war, thus rapidly replacing lost equipment. Egypt did not enjoy similar support from the USSR. When the Arabs are supplied with weapons systems, while not equal to US standards but similar, the results are far different. Finally, Egypt was fortunate to have a brilliant tactician and strategist in Anwar Sadat. Sadat’s goal was thereturn of the Sinai to Egypt- mission accomplished.

    Thanks to President Carter’s efforts, Egypt and Israel signed a peace agreement and almost 40 years since, the agreement remains in force. Subsequent presidents have all failed. Rather than consult with President Carter-the only US president viewed by both sides as an impartial broker-jealousy prevented Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama from involving Carter.

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