On January 26, another ballistic missile was intercepted in the skies over the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
This became the second incident of this kind in less than a week. The previous incident took place on January 23.
Breaking: Loud explosion heard in Riyadh less than a minute ago. A friend in Riyadh who I am on the phone with said his house in the Diplomatic Quarter shook.
— Mohammed Khalid Alyahya (@7yhy) January 26, 2021
Saudi sources expectedly blamed Yemen’s Houthis and Iran for the both attacks. Nonetheless it should be noted that the responsibility for the first attack was calimed by a new Iraqi group – the Righteous Promise Brigades [Alwiyat Al Wa’ad Al Haq]. Then, the group also vowed to carry out even more attacks on Saudi Arabia.
“The second blow will be on the dens of evil in Dubai, with the help of the Almighty, if the crimes of Bin Salman [Saudi Crown Prince] and Bin Zayed [UAE Crown Prince] are repeated,” the group said in its statement.
Therefore, the January 26 missile may have also been launched by this organization.
While there are little doubts that the Righteous Promise Brigades are affiliated with Iran, the shift in the source of missile launches on Saudi Arabia from Yemen to Iraq shows an interesting trend. Now, the Kingdom will have even more issues with defending its mainland.
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