Saudi-Coalition Airstrike Cooks Off Multi-Rocket System

first published on May 18, 2018 by

An airstrike hits purported Houthi rebels in Yemen and cooks off a Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and sends rocket after rocket smashing through the militant camp.

Amidst recent Saudi-coalition operations, an airstrike targets purported Houthi rebels in Taiz province of southwest Yemen. The militants conceal several vehicles in a shallow wadi covered by a thin grove of brush and low desert trees.

The first guided bomb detonates in a large fireball and engulfing the small camp in thick black smoke. Within a few seconds, an obscured MLRS caught in the blast begins to cook-off.

Rocket after rocket begins to fire, streaking through the wadi on an uncontrolled flat trajectory.

The smoldering hulk continues to burn and for what seems like an eternity, continues to launch rockets.

The dramatic event continues for over a minute as the coalition aircraft slowly orbits the destroyed Houthi position.