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Saudi army reports interception of attack drone near Riyadh

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The Middle East press writes that Saudi air defense systems intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with an explosive device a few kilometers from Riyadh. According to some reports, the attack drone was aimed at the airport of the Saudi capital.


A report from Saudi TV reported that initially, representatives of the Saudi army announced the interception of the missile. However, then the information was corrected.

At the same time, it is argued that the attack drone was launched by Yemeni rebels - the Houthis, "who are supported by Iran."

If it really was a kamikaze strike drone, then we must admit its very impressive characteristics. Indeed, from the northern regions of Yemen to Riyadh - about 700 km. This is if we assume that the UAV was actually launched from the territory of Yemen.

Social media users in Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, write that they saw a flash in the sky over the Saudi capital.

In this regard, the US Embassy in Riyadh issued a message warning of the "growing threat" to American citizens in the kingdom:

We urge US citizens to be vigilant. New attacks are not excluded in the near future.

Meanwhile, the following questions are being published in the Middle East blogosphere:

What is the Saudi army doing in Yemen if Riyadh is calmly attacking from there from a distance of more than half a thousand kilometers?
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  1. Maki maki
    Maki maki 24 January 2021 11: 48
    +13
    We urge US citizens to be vigilant. New attacks are not excluded in the near future.

    And what, only US citizens are mortal?
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 24 January 2021 11: 59
      +8
      And what citizens the US Embassy in Riyadh should call to be vigilant. Citizens of Indonesia, be vigilant when in Saudi Arabia, so whether. Or people of the whole world, be vigilant when in Saudi Arabia, respectfully the US Embassy.
    2. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 24 January 2021 14: 57
      0
      And what, only US citizens are mortal?
      No. But the rest of us do not care. I do not exclude that this is another provocation from the United States itself. Now they will intimidate. And the Saudis will fork out a dozen more lards for amerovsky trash.
  2. Poetry
    Poetry 24 January 2021 11: 56
    0
    Why do Americans only need to watch? They managed to read the inscription on the drone: "Get it, Yankees!"?
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 January 2021 12: 02
    +1
    What is the Saudi army doing in Yemen if Riyadh is calmly attacking from there from a distance of more than half a thousand kilometers?
    Good question. And what is the SA really doing in Yemen?
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 24 January 2021 12: 14
      +2
      They are fighting the Shiites (Houthis), who are supported by Iran.
  4. prior
    prior 24 January 2021 12: 11
    +2
    "We urge US citizens to be vigilant. More attacks are not ruled out in the near future."

    It's so oriental - "Yankee go home".
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 January 2021 12: 12
    +1
    Has the Patriot really proved himself?
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 24 January 2021 12: 20
      +2
      Quote: Ros 56
      Has the Patriot really proved himself?

      exactly, knocking down the American "reaper" ... laughing Because 700 km for Chinese crafts for $ 100 will be far away ...
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 24 January 2021 13: 13
        +1
        Quote: PSih2097
        Quote: Ros 56
        Has the Patriot really proved himself?

        exactly, knocking down the American "reaper" ... laughing Because 700 km for Chinese crafts for $ 100 will be far away ...

        Yeah, the Iranians drove the only one that was squeezed from the amers.
  6. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 40
    +7
    Saudi army reports interception of attack drone near Riyadh

    Houthis made it to the capital of Saudi Arabia? belay
    Well done Houthis good They tickled the nerves of the Saudis.
  7. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 43
    +6
    from the northern regions of Yemen to Riyadh - about 700 km.

    I am not an expert in air defense issues, but I think that this proves that the Saudis have problems in the security of their country's airspace. The Houthis confirm this by the unhindered flight of the drone.
  8. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 45
    +7
    New attacks are not excluded in the near future.

    It seems to me that in the near future, the sky over Saudi Arabia will be a gateway for Houthi kamikaze drones.
  9. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 45
    +9
    What is the Saudi army doing in Yemen if Riyadh is calmly attacking from there from a distance of more than half a thousand kilometers?

    request Probably pretending to defeat the Houthis lol
  10. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 24 January 2021 14: 58
    0
    Funny word "Drone". There are copters, they are used for filming something beautiful, interesting, such as a monastery or some kind of party. There are females, people like to fly for piloting "from the cockpit" But seven hundred miles and with a load ...
    They really need the military ...
  11. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 25 January 2021 20: 32
    0
    With pvp, the Saudis really have an Achtung, if really a drone was launched at them and they caught it only near the capital. Or, as an option, the Saudi military themselves launched riados and shot them down. And they "proved" their need and usefulness, and they cheered the population up so that they were always in good shape
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