The war between Saudi Arabia and its neighbor Yemen has gone to a new level today.
21WIRE sources in Sanaa can confirm reports of a Yemeni ballistic missile has struck in the area of Riyadh.
According to emerging reports from Yemen, on Sunday evening a surface-to-surface missile was fired by the Yemeni Army and has hit the Saudi capital. It is not confirmed if it struck within the city limits, or nearby.
The following is confirmation of the missile strike from Yemen’s Department of Defense in Sanaa:
Back in late October, regional news outlets reported that Yemeni missile had stuck near Saudi’s second city of Jeddah, when Yemeni army and popular forces launched a 12.5-meter-long Borkan-1 ballistic missile from Sa’ada province landing at a Saudi Airbase in Jeddah late October. Military spokesmen indicated that Riyadh would soon be in range.
This will no doubt inflame the Yemen conversation in the US, as Republicans are attempting to frame Saudi’s war on Yemen as an Iranian proxy war against Saudi Arabia, and Yemen’s current Ansarullah (aka the “Houthis”) government as “tools of the Iranian Regime,” thus reinforcing a neoconservative and Israeli foreign policy narrative for the Persian Gulf region.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has waged an undeclared war of aggression against its neighbor Yemen, purportedly to reinstall its own pro-Gulf and pro-America President in Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who many regard as having no legitimacy or claim the Presidency in Yemen.
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