Yemeni Forces Hit Aramco Oil Facilities in Saudi Arabia - Statement
By Staff, Agencies
Yemeni armed forces have pounded facilities belonging to the state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco as well as strategic targets inside the kingdom’s western province of Madinah, a high-ranking Yemeni military official says.
Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier General Yehya Saree, said in a statement that Yemeni missile operators together with air defense units launched 'Operation Balance of Deterrence 3’ on Friday and struck energy facilities in addition to sensitive sites in the Saudi port city of Yanbu, situated about 165 kilometers west of Medina.
Saree further noted that Yemeni forces used a squadron of 12 Sammad-3 [Invincible-3] combat drones as well as a volley of winged and long-range ballistic missiles to strike the important targets.
He went on to say that Yemeni armed forces reserve the right to respond to crimes being perpetrated by the Saudi-led military alliance against the Yemeni nation – the last of which took place on February 15 when more than 30 civilians were killed and many more sustained injuries in airstrikes on Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf.
Saree also highlighted that the Saudi regime will suffer more painful strikes if it continues its onslaught against Yemen.
Back on September 18, 2019, Saree lauded the highly disruptive drone attacks on Saudi Aramco petroleum and gas processing plants at Abqaiq and Khurais in Eastern Province as an outstanding example of the military prowess of Yemeni army troops and allied fighters from Popular Committees.
“Our forces have reached a high level of efficiency and ability. They can manufacture various types of unmanned aerial vehicles in record time. Operation Balance of Deterrence Two, which targeted Saudi oil installations, is a perfect example of the capabilities of our forces in terms of planning and implementation,” Saree said at the time.
“We assure the world that the free and steadfast Yemeni nation will not hesitate to respond to the (Saudi-led) coalition of aggression, and will use its legitimate right to target all targets deep inside the countries involved.”
“The destruction of the targeted facilities is far greater than what has been announced. Americans sought to publish fabricated pictures of the operation aftermath as part of attempts to downplay it. The blaze lasted for several hours and authorities in the state of aggression [Saudi Arabia] could not contain it.”