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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh - reports

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by omya, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's Air Defence on Saturday said it intercepted a ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh.

    The misssile was reportedly launched form Yemen.


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    Earlier on Saturday, a Saudi-led military coalition said that an air strike that hit a market in Yemen's northern Saadah province was a legitimate military target, the Saudi news agency reported.

    On Wednesday, medics and a Reuters witness said an air strike carried out by the coalition killed 26 people at a hotel and an adjoining market.

    The attack, which struck the Sahar district of the vast territory that borders Saudi Arabia, demolished the budget hotel and reduced market stalls outside to a heap of twisted sheet metal.

    The coalition statement reviewed the incident and quoted its spokesman as saying the target was the gathering point for some armed Houthi militants.

    The military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against Yemen's armed Houthi movement, which hails from Saadah and now controls much of the country.

    http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi...ercepts-missile-northeast-of-riyadh-1.2118739
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    what interecepted it?
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    Upping the ante?

    Should the latest round of purges also be read in consonance with this?
     
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    Very interesting...cannot imagine if say LeT fired such a missile over Amritsar
     
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    The escalation can never reach the levels seen elsewhere as even Pakistan understands that escalation can go out of hand very quickly indeed. That is why Kashmir has had no incident of SAMs being fired on Fixed Wings (although there was a scare once on a Mig 21 crash but was found to be an engine failure and Mig-29s in 1990s gave physical cover and escort to Indian Airlines flight coming into Srinagar)
     
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    They intercepted a ballistic missile, thats a huge thing.... And some says it is impossible to intercept the ballistic missile with 100% results...
     
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