In the Saudi capital Riyadh, suffered a missile strike. About it reports the edition “al-Masdar”, located in the UAE, citing Yemeni correspondent.
According to reports, the missile “Borkan-1” (“Volcano”) struck a military base mazagine the West of the city. Information on casualties or damage yet. The Saudi authorities issued a denial, saying that rumble and flash are caused by local earthquakes or the fall of the meteorite. According to some, in the capital of Saudi Arabia declared a state of emergency.
According to rebels housetop, the rocket, which is a modification of the export version of the Soviet R-17, was released by the Yemeni military loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. This is not the first strike on the territory of Saudi Arabia: in September of 2016, “Borkan-1” has already hit the target in the Saudi city of TAIF in the South-West of the country. After that, the Houthis announced that the next target would be Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia leads the coalition, which is trying to return to power in Yemen’s Sunni President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi. She confronts the military wing of the Houthis, the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army. In the country are also active several terrorist groups, including the banned in Russia “Islamic state” and “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”.