Unknown side fired missiles at Saudis with a range of 2000 km


On Monday March 8, a combined missile attack was launched against the city of Al Khabar in Saudi Arabia. The data of social networks about who is responsible for launching missiles at the Saudis differ - according to some sources, it was carried out by the group of Yemeni Houthis "Ansar-Allah", according to others - by Iranians.


In total, eight medium-range ballistic missiles were fired across Saudi Arabia, each warhead weighing 800 kg. Five of the eight missiles, having covered 2000 km, successfully hit their targets.


A number of sources report that the attacks were carried out on the port terminal in the city of Ras Tanura and the settlements of Jizan and Asira. The Houthis also used 14 drones and Quds-1 missiles produced in Yemen with the support of Iran. Quds-1 is a derivative of the Iranian Soumar missile, similar to the Soviet Kh-55 cruise missile.

According to other sources, the attackers used Bader-class missiles. It is also possible that the strike was delivered from Iranian territory by Shahab-3 missiles.

The Saudis managed to partially repel the enemy's blow by using the Patriot air defense system.

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    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 8 March 2021 13: 00
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      Quds-1 is a derivative of the Iranian Soumar missile, similar to the Soviet Kh-55 cruise missile.

      Here, in general, what a hell to understand. The "Soumar" has a declared range of 700 km, the Kh-55 - 2500 km. Well, very similar. request
      1. Danila46 Offline Danila46
        Danila46 (Daniel) 10 March 2021 03: 20
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        just infa compiled specifically for "steelworkers" ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 March 2021 15: 04
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    Five of the eight missiles, having covered 2000 km, successfully hit their targets.

    And for me this news is pleasant. And the fact that the UAV was shot down at all there is no information. Now let Israel prove that their air defense is better than the American one!
    1. Danila46 Offline Danila46
      Danila46 (Daniel) 10 March 2021 03: 17
      +2
      Israel is like a bone in your throat. Look, don't choke.
      When Israel has to prove something, to someone, there will be little room for that someone ...
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 8 March 2021 16: 09
    +2
    The Saudis managed to partially repel the enemy's blow by using the Patriot air defense system.

    Translated into Russian literary - they pissed away everything that could fly.

    Petriots are the most useless air defense system in the world.
    Slingshots according to the price-quality scheme look more attractive. laughing
  4. FrankyStein Online FrankyStein
    FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 8 March 2021 20: 50
    +5
    A very remarkable event, but almost nowhere is it spoken about. The attack was probably unsuccessful. But the sheer mass, mainly with ballistic missiles, may indicate that the situation there is heating up.