According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful.  It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported.

Saudi Arabia militarily intervened in the Yemeni Conflict in 2015, leading a coalition of almost 10 Middle Eastern countries. In October 2016, a Yemeni activist warned that Riyadh was the next target for a Yemeni missile attack.

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Update 1: More information has emerged, suggesting that the missile was a variant of a Russian Scud, known as the “Borkan” surface-to-surface missile.

Update 2: Sources indicate that the missile struck a military base West of Riyadh, in Mazahimiyah.

Update 3: On social media, a Saudi attempts to cover-up the attack, saying that the sound of the explosion in Riyadh was an earthquake or meteor.

Update 4: Co-Founder of Mona Relief, a Yemeni charity, Dr. RS Karim, has reported that his contacts in Riyadh told him that a state of emergency has been declared.

Follow Reporter on Twitter for Updates: @SulimanM98

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Oh well, What goes round ,comes round I suppose. The Saudi’s have mercilessly bombed and starved the people of Yemen. Even today there is news of a ship bound for Yemen laden with wheat that has been impounded by the Saudi’s.

    Can the perfumed Princes of the KSA really be surprised at this action by some of the poorest people on earth ?

    I wonder if it hit a palace 🙂

  2. Yemeni fighters are amazing against the billion-times wealthier Saudis. But someone (some countries) need(s) to help their starving and maimed children. Has Russia offered to take any to Russia for treatment or to sit out the war? Why Russia – because it is the only large country that is the most genuine with its humanitarian support and it has done this for Syrians. If the Islamic countries haven’t done much of anything about this by now, I don’t think time should be wasted waiting for them to help.

    • You seem to not have noticed that Yemen is a Shia majority… Not the best to get help from the Sunnis as they’re mostly seen as apostates which is even worst than being Christian or Jew and near 90% of Muslims are Sunni but what’s happening in Yemen ain’t nothing than another pipeline war…
      Russian economy’s not great nowadays, you know and well, do you really think that Russia will help a group like the Houthis saying “death to Israel” while +2M Israelis are ALSO Russians… I wouldn’t be too surprised if Israel began to buy Mig-35 to replace ageing F-16s in a not too far future!
      There was some French help in Yemen but MSF’s hospital was bombed by the Saudis… Guess why EU bans export of weapons to KSA…

      • Actually, Sunni’s are the majority. And the Shia in Yemen (Zaidis) are very different than the rest of the world’s Shia. They’re considered simply as different school of religious jurisprudence. However the Zaidis did rule Yemen for a long time. The Houthis are a subset of the Zaidis that have become more Alex gender with Iran

  3. Whatever you do, do not ask the US for help in any way whatsoever. The entire country still thinks they are fighting the Cold War. There is a joke that goes:

    Q: Why will there never be a coup d’état in Washington?
    A: Because there’s no American embassy there.

  4. Our World is very close to WW3. This ugly situation comes courtesy of the most reckless nation on Earth: The USA. The “sole superpower” has used it’s might for great evil in many Muslim lands. America, under Bush and Obama, has been destroying Muslim nations to the point that they created the refugee crisis into Europe.

    At the same time the USA has amassed countless missiles and bases around Russia and China, forcing them to put their fingers on the nuclear launch buttons and standby to defend.

    Riyadh is a US created dictatorship, and a puppet to America. I shed no tears that they got some of their own evil back on their land.

    WW3 is near. Be Righteous. Stand up to evil. Pray to Almighty God and he will protect the Righteous.

  5. Right fucking on. No rest for the wicked, fuck the saudi wahabbi scum. This invasion of Yemen is turning out “very well” for them, lol. Only, too bad Yemenis have only limited supply of these missiles, and it might take 2 or 3 to patch up one that will fly all the way to Riyad. 🙁

  6. USA Seals got a bloody nose when they attacked the Houthis recently, in Badya, Yemen (Not Al Qaeda, but Houthis).
    The USA Navy might get an unpleasant surprise if they attack Iran.

  7. I do have trouble believing this report as much as I did with the alleged Yemeni missile attack on Mecca. No doubt, Mecca is geographically closer to the KSA / Yemen border but the pro- Ansurallah are still Muslims (despite being Shiite), and would also respect the sanctity of Mecca. Now with this new attack, did the pro- Ansurallah have a missile capable of reaching Riyadh which is 944 km from the border area? From what I can gather, they didn’t.

    • It was a rocket attack on Jeddah airport which forced flight cancellations and a closing of a terminal or runway for a day or so. Mecca targeted was just a cheap Saudi ploy to demonize Yemen.

  8. It’s hard to feel sorry for Yemen. They are a poor country largely because of the Khat industry. They chew so much of it, it’s replaced the countries ability to export things like coffee. They are strongly opposed to alcohol consumption but they will sit and chew this “amphetamine-like” drug day after day, all day. Islamic irony……..