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This thread is dedicated to the conflict in Middle East (Iran, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lebanon, Turkey, etc)
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Yemeni rebels shot down Chinese CH-4 attack drone

SOURCE : Defenceview.in

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Ansar Allah (Houthi) force has just announced that it shot down a Saudi Arabian strike drone (UCAV) CH4 inside Yemen airspace.

The attack occurred on December 21 when the aircraft was conducting reconnaissance of Houthi’s target and preparing to launch an attack missile in Marib province. But before the attack, the plane was discovered and attacked by anti-aircraft gunmen.

This information also coincides with the 5th time that a Chinese-made drone attack plane belonging to the Saudi army has been shot down in Yemen since 2017 to present with old-generation cannons.“Our gunmen detected the enemy lurking in the air and attacked using the anti-aircraft artillery system on the truck. The precise shots caused the plane to fall shortly thereafter. We just discovered this is a Saudi Arabia CH4, “a Houthi commander said in a statement.

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Saudi Arabia CH-4 attack drone
Along with being easily defeated on the battlefield, this fighting machine while operating in the Saudi army also continued to present unfortunately mistaken attacks on civilians.

At the end of 2017, another CH4 hit the wedding car in Yemen, killing at least 12 women. AMN cited witnesses and local health officials as saying the incident took place on the road leading to a village in Marib province, about 170 kilometers from the capital Sana’a.





Also in 2017, a serious mistaken attack also occurred against a funeral in Shiraa village, Arhab district, 40 kilometers north of the country’s capital Sana’a.

This attack left at least 8 women and 1 child dead. The air raid also seriously injured more than 10 other people. The house where the funeral was being raided has been completely destroyed, and a series of houses nearby are also damaged.

According to statistics from the Middle East website AMN, since 2017, there have been more than 100 Yemeni civilians who have died unjustly because of the CH4’s mistaken attacks.



“The poor performance of this drone is making Saudi Arabia pay the price for its low-cost weapon purchase decision,” said Colonel Joseph Scrocca, of the US Marine Corps.

According to this commander, not only buy CH4, but Saudi also conducts production of this Chinese UCAV line in the form of cooperation in technology transfer.

Colonel Joseph Scrocca said Beijing’s contract to produce CH4 in Saudi Arabia is not only a matter of profitability, but Beijing is looking to strengthen its influence in the Middle East with weapons.

The colonel said, to squeeze into what is considered the traditional weapons market of the US and Israel, China is ready to provide low-cost UAVs, accompanying attack weapons without any conditions. with the country you want to buy.


Currently, Iraq, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are relatively new customers to buy these high-tech weapons from China, while the world worries they will increasingly be. Use and contribute to the heat of this war hot spot.

The problem is that, unlike the US and many other countries, China has not joined the International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), so it can freely export UAVs and related technology. American arms corporations want to maintain their technological advantage by selling high-priced products, not selling or transferring technology.

Meanwhile, China is doing the opposite: Selling cheaply, and willing to transfer technology or cooperate in manufacturing UAVs with countries in need. While each US Reaper sells for 30 million USD, China only sells CH4 for 1 million USD / unit.

“With its cost advantages and no political constraints, Chinese drones are appearing more and more in places that are traditionally American. However, buying decisions are taking place. costing these customers, “said the US colonel.
 

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I was stalking some twitter accounts of seperatists in Iran and this is how to ask help from Turkey, Israel, Arabs!!! Now that all Arabs/Turkey are joining hands with Israelis before trump goes out it and him also sending US Navy to Persian gulf makes sense!!
In tactical aspects, now is the perfect time to go to war with Iran before they processes nuclear weapons and also with trump in office!!
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Turkey-Pakistan in top-level discussion over nuclear weapon program


well...We on DFI has discussed this possibility long back
 

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Poor chap Trump, He did more things of value than any other president since reagan, and unfortunately History will not be kind to him after his presidency.
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BREAKING: Saudi Arabia, Qatar & other Gulf states to sign tomorrow an agreement towards ending the Gulf rift. Jared Kushner who mediated between the parties traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in the signing veremony which will take place during the Gulf leaders’ summit

“Some of the issues were solved but the root causes for the rift – bad personal relationships between the leaders and big policy differences on Iran, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood are still there”, the diplomat told me on the Saudi-Qatar deal

 

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All arabs are shaking hands and hugging all this because of ottaman trying to assert is powers across the islamic world ? and his possible handshake with beggaristan and their begging bow leaders ?

are we going to see Turkey Iran Paki alliance ?

Poor chap Trump, He did more things of value than any other president since reagan, and unfortunately History will not be kind to him after his presidency.
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BREAKING: Saudi Arabia, Qatar & other Gulf states to sign tomorrow an agreement towards ending the Gulf rift. Jared Kushner who mediated between the parties traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in the signing veremony which will take place during the Gulf leaders’ summit

“Some of the issues were solved but the root causes for the rift – bad personal relationships between the leaders and big policy differences on Iran, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood are still there”, the diplomat told me on the Saudi-Qatar deal

 

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All arabs are shaking hands and hugging all this because of ottaman trying to assert is powers across the islamic world ? and his possible handshake with beggaristan and their begging bow leaders ?

are we going to see Turkey Iran Paki alliance ?
Need more Information to see whether Arab reconciliation is because of turkey-Iran. We’ll have to wait and see.

one good thing about Arabs is that they act fast, once they have made up their mind.
 

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Need more Information to see whether Arab reconciliation is because of turkey-Iran. We’ll have to wait and see.

one good thing about Arabs is that they act fast, once they have made up their mind.
Qatar and Saudi's signed a deal yesterday and immediately all roads / air / sea links were restored or will be restored by Monday. This means further alienation of Iran ....
 

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Poor chap Trump, He did more things of value than any other president since reagan, and unfortunately History will not be kind to him after his presidency.
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BREAKING: Saudi Arabia, Qatar & other Gulf states to sign tomorrow an agreement towards ending the Gulf rift. Jared Kushner who mediated between the parties traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in the signing veremony which will take place during the Gulf leaders’ summit

“Some of the issues were solved but the root causes for the rift – bad personal relationships between the leaders and big policy differences on Iran, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood are still there”, the diplomat told me on the Saudi-Qatar deal

\ Why it matters: Saudi Arabia and Qatar were under pressure by the Trump administration to sign the deal. Both countries see the signing of the agreement as a gesture to Trump & also as part of their effort to “clean the table” and prepare for the incoming Biden administration

Okay..so its Biden's turn to mess it up again.

I like this game though
 

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Need more Information to see whether Arab reconciliation is because of turkey-Iran. We’ll have to wait and see.

one good thing about Arabs is that they act fast, once they have made up their mind.
Is it possible that when the US administration takes on Iran.they dont want a bank like Qatar to bankroll the Iran' side of war as its the Americans job to invest in both sides of the war. :D
Well!! Qatris are not thaaaat sincere.
 

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Qatar’s cosy ties with Iran risk marring Gulf reconciliation | | AW

— Iranian factor —



Iran has been at the centre of the dispute as regional tensions with Tehran and its proxies escalate, notably in Yemen where Saudi Arabia and its allies are fighting a grinding war in support of the government against Houthi rebels.


Even “Qatar sees Iran’s regional activities as dangerous and destabilising,” said Royal United Services Institute analyst Tobias Borck.


But “at the same time, maintaining cordial relations with Iran, centred around the management of (their shared) gas field is absolutely and existentially essential for Qatar. So here Qatar is back to walking the tightrope.”

Saudi Arabia insisted the deal meant the Gulf family would be better able to combat “the threats posed by the Iranian regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme,” while Tehran congratulated Qatar for resisting “pressure and extortion.”

:popcorn:

and iran had to block a Korean Ship.
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saudi arabia and qatar two gulf countries who give most of the funds to increase radical isl*m*c wahabi ideology around the world!! So more isis to come soon.
 

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Is it possible that when the US administration takes on Iran.they dont want a bank like Qatar to bankroll the Iran' side of war as its the Americans job to invest in both sides of the war. :D
Well!! Qatris are not thaaaat sincere.
one thing though, saudis hated Obama, they even “insulted” Michele by making her wear head scarf during a visit. They didn’t do the same to Melania.
Donno if it was racism or something political.
Can’t recall if it was under this king or the previous one.
 

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one thing though, saudis hated Obama, they even “insulted” Michele by making her wear head scarf during a visit. They didn’t do the same to Melania.
Donno if it was racism or something political.
Can’t recall if it was under this king or the previous one.
That was Before Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) took charge officially.
The mullahs had the voice to call shots then.
Melanie came in when MBS was fully in charge of the "ecosystem"... This MBS guy is doing some awesome much needed changes in Middle East.
 

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one thing though, saudis hated Obama, they even “insulted” Michele by making her wear head scarf during a visit. They didn’t do the same to Melania.
Donno if it was racism or something political.
Can’t recall if it was under this king or the previous one.
trump is a self made man while Obama was a puppet....

It was current king only when she was made to cover her head... Hell they did not forced sushma swaraj to cover her head although she voluntarily did it out of respect for their culture... ...still she shook hands in front of press ...
 

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That was Before Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) took charge officially.
The mullahs had the voice to call shots then.
Melanie came in when MBS was fully in charge of the "ecosystem"... This MBS guy is doing some awesome much needed changes in Middle East.
but king was same... yes MBS came later on and he is trying to put a moderate image of himself and arab world...more over he was under pressure to improve his image after killing in turkey...
 

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That was Before Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) took charge officially.
The mullahs had the voice to call shots then.
Melanie came in when MBS was fully in charge of the "ecosystem"... This MBS guy is doing some awesome much needed changes in Middle East.
there is a theory that this has something to do with western educated mothers of current leadership of Arab nations.
 

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