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  • reynolds
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2018
    • 1558

    Yemeni Drone Hits Saudi's Patriot Missile System, U.S. Doesn't Declare War Though

    Yemeni drone hits Patriot missile system at Saudi airport in Najran

    May 24th, 2019

    Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly launched an airstrike against an MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system stationed at an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the local Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni soldiers and their allies attacked the US-built system on Thursday, using a domestically-designed and -manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone.


    On Tuesday, a Yemeni drone strike on an arms depot at Najran airport also caused a huge fire and considerable damage. Yemeni armed forces launch a drone strike on an arms depot at Najran airport, days after Ansarullah warned of more retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia. Yemeni air defense forces and their allies shot down a Saudi-led and US-built MQ-1 Predator combat drone with a surface-to-air missile later in the day.


    The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates the the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016. The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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