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    May 19, 2017

    KABOOM! Yemeni Resistance Strikes Riyadh With a Long-range Ballistic Missile Amid Preparations for Trump's Visit

    May 19th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
    - Al Mayadeen - - translated by Samer Hussein -  


    Sources of the Yemeni Resistance Movement, led by Houthi rebels and troops, loyal to the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, confirmed that they’ve struck the Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh with Burkan-2 surface-to-surface ballistic missile. 

    The missile was launched right before the visit of US President Donald Trump in the country. This would be Trump's first visit abroad since assuming office in January. He will also attend the American-Islamic summit.

    Media spokesman of the Yemeni Resistance Movement said the strike delivers a clear message to Riyadh that things will only escalate, should the Saudi-led coalition continue with aggression. 

    Saudi Arabia did not confirm or deny reports about Riyadh being struck with a missile, however, some sources claim Saudi Arabia immediately responded by carrying out two airstrikes on Attan mountain, located in the vicinity of the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa.

    This is not the first time that Yemenis targeted Saudis with a ballistic missile. Previously in February, a similar strike was carried out at the Saudi military base, located west of Riyadh. 

    Burkan-2 is a long-range ballistic missile.





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