The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed Scud missile near Yemeni-Saudi border 10712151

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The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed Scud missile near Yemeni-Saudi border.
The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed a Scud missile carrier near the Yemeni-Saudi border, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The carrier, belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia and its ally deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s forces, was destroyed by the coalition after studying their movements, the channel said.
     
The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed a Scud missile carrier near the Yemeni-Saudi border, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The carrier, belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia and its ally deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s forces, was destroyed by the coalition after studying their movements, the channel said. Yemen Scud missile during a military parade (Archive image)
     
It said the carrier was heading toward the Kingdom but did not specify where.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Popular Resistance forces and those loyal to the internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi made advances in Sirwah west of Maarib city after heavy clashes with Houthi and Saleh militias.

Armed forces supporting border patrol guards along the border in Jazan have blocked a number of infiltration attempts by the rebels into Saudi territory last week.

According to military sources, hostile groups suffered a major defeat at the hands of Saudi forces and border patrol guards.

According the Military Balance 2014, the Yemen would have six Scub-B launcher units and 33 missiles. Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The Scud-B was the most prolific of the Scud family, with a production run estimated at 7,000. It served in 32 countries and four countries besides the Soviet Union manufactured copied versions. It has a maximum range of 300 km and could carry nuclear, chemical, conventional or fragmentation weapons.
 

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