Riyadh still silent on Yemeni missile hitting Riyadh

TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – While local sources say a Yemeni missile has hit a military base near Riyadh, Saudi rulers still keep silent.

According to Al-Masdar news, emerging reports from Yemen, say 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 say the missile hit a military base West of Riyadh, in Mazahimiyah. Reports suggest that the missile was a variant of a Russian Scud, known as the ‘Borkan’ surface-to-surface missile.

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.

While on social media, Saudis attempt to cover-up the attack by saying that the sound of the explosion in Riyadh was an earthquake or meteor,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.

Riyadh has so far remained silent on the issue and has not denied the missile attack. 

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