New Chapter to Deter Aggression, 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation Is Only the Beginning
In the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, the Yemeni Armed Forces have targeted the symbol of the Saudi regime’s strength and the most fortified, Ministry of Defense and Intelligence Headquarters, in its capital, Riyadh, after the previous operations were limited to oil and economic targets east and west of the Kingdom.
Ten months ago, the 1st Operation of Balanced Deterrence operations were carried out on the 17th of August 2019. The Yemeni Air Force of the Yemeni Army and the Popular Committees targeted with ten drones a field and a refinery affiliated to Aramco in eastern Saudi Arabia near the UAE borders, which includes the largest strategic stockpile in the country and can hold more than one billion barrels.
On the 14th of September 2019, the famous 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence targeted Aramco’s refineries in Abqaiq and Khurais, with ten drones resulting in a loss of half of Saudi oil production in one go. Days after the 2nd Operation of Balanced Deterrence, and from the position of strength, Yemeni President Mahdi Al-Mashat presented the peace initiative to end all attacks on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom and its allies agree to end their attacks on Yemen, and it has not yet responded to it.
Five months later, unlike the previous two operations that targeted eastern Saudi Arabia, the 3rd Operation of Balanced Deterrence, in February 2020, targeted the far west of Saudi Arabia, the Yanbu industrial and oil region which is more than 1,000 kilometers from the nearest Yemeni border point. It was carried out by 12 Sammad-3 drones, two Quds-1 missiles, and a Thulfiqar long-range ballistic missile, that was first exposed in the operation.
As Saudi Arabia and its allies continue their aggression and siege on Yemen, the spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the implementation of the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, the largest offensive operation against the capital of the Saudi enemy, with a barrage of ballistic, winged missiles and drones deep in Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the latest escalation in Riyadh regime’s bloody military campaign against the country.
Unlike the previous three operations, the 4th operation this time, with Quds and Zulfikar missiles and 3 Sammad drones, has struck sites, more fortified and far-flung military headquarters in its geographical range, targeting the Saudi Ministry of Defense and Intelligence and the Salman Air Base in Riyadh, which is filled with American experts and soldiers, in addition to targeting military sites in Najran and Jizan.
The head of the National Delegation Mohamed Abdulsalam has warned the coalition of the US-Saudi aggression to deal seriously with the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, which indicates even more intense military operations.
It appears that the Yemeni Army has begun to implement its previous threats. Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e revealed the Armed Forces strategy to strike on the depth of the aggression countries if they did not comply with the peace initiative launched by President Al-Mashat. He stressed that this strategy includes “expanding the objectives of our forces to include vital and sensitive sites in the depth of the aggression countries, where these goals are divided into three levels according to importance.”
“Continuing aggression to target our people and our country means the continuation of our forces in a legitimate and appropriate response, with painful attacks on what the leadership chooses from the three levels of the Targets Bank”, he added. He explained that “the attack ability of the running Air Force has multiplied by 400% from what it was in the previous year.”
Observers believe that the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation imposes a new equation stating that there is no safe place throughout the Saudi geography, as Yemen has the ability to strike many and varied targets even the most fortified and subject to direct American protection. Observers also believe that the following attacks, which were promised by the leader of the revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, will strongly continue if the aggression did not respond to the peace initiative and to see a just and comprehensive solution in Yemen.
Translated article written by Mohammad Al-Hadhri (by: al-Masirah.net)