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Operation Deterrent Balance 2: Houthi Drones Devastate Two Strategic Saudi Oil Facilities (Videos)

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In a large-scale operation, ten suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Houthis attacked early on September 14 two strategic oil facilities in the eastern Saudi areas of Buqayq and Khurais.

In an official statement, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that the attack, dubbed Operation Deterrent Balance 2, was a response to the Saudi-led coalition siege and airstrikes on Yemen.

“Operation Deterrent Balance 2 came after a careful intelligence operation and prior monitoring and cooperation from honorable and free people within Saudi Arabia,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari said in the statement, warning that “future operations will expand further and be more painful.”

Buqayq and Khurais facilities, both run by Saudi Aramco, are located more than 1,100km away from Houthi-held areas in northwestern Yemen. The Yemeni group likely used its long-range Samad-3 UAVs in the attack.


Saudi Ministry of Interior acknowledged the attack in a statement, claiming that firefighter were able to put down fires caused by the suicide UAVs.

“Thank God, the two fires [in Buqayq and Khurais] were brought under control … The authorities have initiated an investigation,” the statement reads.

Several satellite images confirmed that the Houthis’ attack caused several large fires in Buqayq and Khurais facilities.


Last month, the Houthis targeted the Shaybah super-giant oil field in southeastern Saudi Arabia in what was called Operation Deterrent Balance 1. The oil field was struck, but the damage was very limited.

These attacks demonstrate the Houthis’ ability to strike any strategic target anywhere inside Saudi Arabia. Facing this growing threat, the oil rich Kingdom may opt to de-escalate its war on Yemen, similar to what the UAE have done.

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  • Concrete Mike

    Now there is some good saturday morning news!

    Take that saudi pigs! Serves you right fucking with the people of yemen!

    Hitting the saudis in the wallet is a good idea!

    AL NASR YEMEN!!!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Saudi motherfuckers and their lardass arsehole Americunt masters can’t hide this one, the refinery and 4 oil fields have been totally destroyed. I just got a space image from a friend. Also shows how close the attack was to Dubai and UAE major shitholes.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fe9bef54f3448b03b1e33976434cfac988402eaf62e01e02d8e06cd4367a197.jpg

    • Icarus Tanović

      Sad day for Wahhabi oil funding…

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Russia and Iran will benefit the most as they both have the capacity to ramp up production.

        • Jozef Mak

          The biggest beneficiary is Yemen.
          By now, t must be clear to Saudis, that they lost.
          Houties can even kill all royals with a barrage of drones.

          If 10 Houtti missiles take out 50% of saudi income, then 2000 Iranian drones will take out complete Saudi Arabia and their joking subverts , UAE, DOha Kuweit.
          The message is, that even USA morons with their equipment cannot do anything against it.
          Hopefully, there will be a color revolution in Saudi Arabia within one year. This time without the involvement of CIA and MOSSAD.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Your analysis is spot on. The Iranians have enough raw military power and strategic mass to raze the Saudi scum off the map. Iran plays a long strategic game and they know that time and history is on their side. The Saudis are complete morons who fell in to the Yemen trap like a rat gets trapped with cheese. No will help them as they are devastated. Their airports and cities are next if they don’t leave Yemen and pay war reparations.

    • Zionism = EVIL
    • PZIVJ

      Some of these pictures are just fricking lovely!
      Made my day brighter also. :)))

      • FlorianGeyer

        And mine too, and its dark here :)

    • Graham Steinberg

      Feeling “So sad” for the Saudia parasites……..!!!

  • Tudor Miron

    That goat lover prince may start to realize that something is going wrong. He may start to comprehend that he was lured into trap by his own masters.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      That dumbass MBS would have been executed in any normal country. The illiterate Wahhabi goat fucker got a corrupt weak Saudi military tangled up with the toughest fighters on earth and the Yemeni tribal culture like Afghan pashtunwali is based on revenge. The Yemenis now are getting better armed by the day and they will keep coming after the Saudis for ever. The Emirati pimps have paid the Ansarallah a few billion dollars so that Dubai airport will not be hit. But the hatred for the Saudi scum is so strong that even trillions in war reparations would not satisfy the Yemenis who have lost thousands of children and women to Americunt and Saudi cowards bombs.

    • Tiresia Branding

      perfect picture

    • Joe Kerr

      Perhaps, but it seems the Houthis received significant assistance for this attack from inside Saudi Arabia… something that should worry MBS and his masters more. Just like the Iran revolution came as a surprise to U.S. “intelligence”, so could this one.

  • xTheWarrior22

    Great news! Keep destroying Saudi Arabia’s economy! Otherewise the lunatic wahhabi pigs won’t understand.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The moron MBS took Zionist arseholes advice and attacked civilians indiscriminately, which in Yemeni warrior culture is a definite no-no. The Yemenis are not unarmed Palestinians but natural born warriors and will keep on seeking revenge and killing Saudis. It also shows how third rate Americunt weaponry is. This 1100 kms drone attack is no simple feat, it takes a lot of excellent intel and coordination. I also have a lot of respect for the cool and professional Yemeni General Yahya Sari, whose press conferences are precise and totally based on truth. I have always believed that the Yemenis and Hezbollah in military terms and capability have no equals in the region or perhaps the world. These are very determined and tough hombres and not a good idea to fuck with them. BTW, the filthy Zionist scum are in for a few surprises soon.

      • xTheWarrior22

        Agreed. It’s a huge fault from the Wahhabis to mess with the Houthis.
        I wouldn’t wanna be in their shoes. They get totally humiliated by a flip flop army with limited weapon supplies, equipment and without armoured vehicles. The MSM still only reports about rare saudi attacks on them and call the yemeni traitors on the side of the saudis “Yemeni Army”, completely ignoring the fact that only 30% of the yemeni army collaborates with the wahhabis. I think they are to ashamed of telling the truth about the Saudi’s humiliation is Yemen :)

        • Zionism = EVIL

          I just posted a space image that just came in, the Saudi refinery, which was the world’s largest has been totally destroyed and 4 major oil fields are burning. In the refinery there have been major casualties and Saudis have imposed total censorship but news are leaking out …

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc23d1e6f5f5f5feeceb3d69610955840ad90e59c445861289e0ee282e6b2dfc.jpg

          • FlorianGeyer

            Good news these days.
            It surprises me that the dumb arse Saudi’s and their NATO helpers still think events like this can be kept secret.
            They would be better served to tell the truth and get more respect for that.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Do you think the Houthi’s would wait before attacking the Saudi scum again until my next delivery of diesel has arrived and been paid for? :)

      • xTheWarrior22

        No they won’t wait. They attack the Saudis almost everyday.

      • Rodger

        They should bomb it again this night even if it’s still burning.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The Saudi goat fuckers have been hit hard, this is one of the world’s largest oil fields and refineries and has been totally destroyed and the fires can be seen from space. Their Americunt dumbass moron masters with their “sophisticated” AWACS and satellites could not detect 12 drones flying at subsonic prop speed of 185 knots flying 1100 kms across the camel shit desert and blasting the fuckwits. So much for Americunt “patriots” too ROFLMAO. After watching the Zionist shit infested Avivam barracks, it just confirms that the Americunt Hollywood hype is going up their lardarse. Let me make another prediction, the AnsarAllah now have access to Bavar 373 and soon the Saudi shitheads and their Americunt masters will lose a few F-15. The Emirati morons were smarter and simply ran off. The Saudi economy was up the creek anyway and now with $50 a barrel oil and no export capacity, they will simply collapse. The Yemen quagmire was costing $4 BILLION a month and now it will be far worse. No country wants to help the Saudi child killers,

    • Tommy Jensen

      Saudi is only proxy for US^UK. Fragmentation of Saudi is part of the Yinon plan.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        I would agree with that assessment. Look at the map of greater Pisrael. However, Iran has thrown a major spanner in the Zionist plan. Putin humiliated the Zionist moron Nutter Yahoo openly for the first time and kept him waiting like a peon. We are seeing total regional realignment.

      • FlorianGeyer

        That may well be the intention of Israel , but their plans tend to be shot down by reality.
        Just because the Saudi royals could be eradicated , does not mean that the large Shia population in the kingdom would welcome a gang of US and jew thugs taking over:)

      • John

        Well, put this into your mix…. if the Yemeni’s have this type of gear, what is Hez packing? I don’t think this was part of anybody’s plan.

    • AJ

      Credit to the Houthis for this attack it will teach the Saudis a lesson but its unlikely the facilities have been totally destroyed from a few drones.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Indeed, I have been involved in operational planning, and this type of sophisticated attack with precise intel, secrecy and timing takes a very high level of professionalism. The Yemeni military is top notch by any standard.

  • chris chuba

    If you look at a map this is a really deep air strike in the north-east section of the KSA. This is going to shake up bin Salman and his flunkies really bad, I wonder if he regrets invading and countring on $80B of U.S. defense HW to protect him.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Yemeni military spokesman Brigadier General Yahia Sari made the announcement on Saturday in a special breaking televised address carried by the Houthi movement’s al-Masirah satellite news channel.

    He said the Ansarallah had sent 10 drones to attack the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field. He said attacks against the kingdom would get worse if the war in Yemen continued.

    “The only option for the Saudi government is to stop attacking us,withdraw from Yemen and pay compensation for damaging our country and killing our people” he said. A Saudi-led coalition has been stuck in a losing war with the Ansarallah movement and its Yemeni military allies since March 2015, despite increasing support from US, UK and France.

    • zman

      Their biggest problem going forward is getting out without looking like the total fuckwits that they are. Sorry, too late, gone to far to save face. They’ll have to eat shit and like it…or watch the rest of their infrastructure burn. C’mon Donny dumb fuck, jump on the phone and tell the Sauds all about those beautiful, shiny and fantastic systems you dumped…uhhh, sold them. I can’t wait for Trumps version of this. Spin it baby! You’ll have to. FAIL.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        You are right, but as I have posted before, it also shows how inept and useless their Americunt masters are, who have 8 AWACS covering Saudi Arabia 24/7 and they can not detect shit. It is bad omen for the Zionist scum too, the new Iranian drone use NOE (nap of earth) GPS tech and can not be detected.

  • zman

    Message sent and received. After this, there will be a whole lot scurrying about, trying to minimize exposure, but too late, videos have gone viral. How do they and their friends from the US/Israel and EU explain how their ‘cutting edge’ equipment was totally ineffective? I see a rise in Russian hardware sales soon, they’re proven to shoot down about anything. So far, whatever the Saudis have just ain’t getting it done is it? I wonder how the Saudis like the Yemeni ‘shock and awe’ version? Look closely Israel, you might get some of this too sooner or later.The rest of those little fiefdoms will be shaking in their sheets as well. They’ll find sleep is hard to come by when they have to keep one eye open. I thought I heard gunfire in some of the videos…are they shooting at shadows? The dumbasses better sue for peace while there is a piece of KSA left. HAHAHAHA.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Saudi arseholes simply can not contain the damage and news is leaking out like a sieve, apparently a lot of foreign workers have been killed, you can the fires from space as I posted and no effort to control them. The fuckwit Saudi are firing AAA in the air after the drones have exploded ROFLMAO…..HAHAHAHAHA indeed!

      • Eyad Hamzah

        What’s the AAA?

        • Felix D (TUPPERWARE PARTY)

          Anti Aircraft Artillery.

      • FlorianGeyer

        The EU and US can expect some body bags of their workers being sent home soon then. If there are a lot of them, that will be hard to hide as well :)

        • John Wallace

          Most of the real workers will be Pakistanis , Indian and Filipino who will be treated live slaves and paid little , but more than they can earn at home.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Anti Aircraft Artillery or guns also called ack ack.

  • Tommy Jensen

    The Houthis must fight inside Yemen as opposition to their government only!!

    The International rules of usury order says the Houthis must not suddenly go outside Yemen and fight wars against the root countries, as this amounts to war crimes against civilians.

    Same with Russia. The International rules of usury order says Russia must NOT attack US or UK inside their country. ONLY per proxy in a proxy country.

    • Zionism = EVIL
      • FlorianGeyer

        Surely this will affect Global Warming ?

        • John Wallace

          What lasting effect did the Kuwait fires have. They would have been 100 times worse than this one.

    • grumpy_carpenter

      WTF are you talking about “International rules of usury”???? Usury is not covered by the Geneva convention.

      Oil refineries are a military resource and therefore a legitimate military target. Saudi Arabia while in support of Ali Abdullah Saleh attacked the Houti’s by air strikes say nothing of their ground forces fighting in Yemen. This is an act of war. Houti’s have the right to retaliate against legitimate military targets including industrial targets contributing to the war effort.

    • BMWA1

      Mash pravdu sto pro!!!! Furthermore in accordance with 1 819 Monroe doctrine no activities, not even of any kind, nor Facebukk messages in New World.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Jew rules are meant to be broken though :)
      Even jews realise that.

  • Garga

    General Saree’ said they received assistance from some noble people inside Saudi Arabia for coordination and intelligence.

    Now that probably solves the mystery of how Yemeni UAVs were able to operate in such ranges. Well done!

    Another member of Ansarallah said if Saudis don’t stop their aggression against Yemen, they not only escalate missile and drone attacks on Saudi key targets, but also Yemeni forces will invade depths of Saudi soil and will go even to Riyadh. They will attack Saudi economy to such an extent that it may result to Saudi regime crumbling down. Now that’s what I’m talking ’bout!

    Now they try to blame this attack on Iraqi PMU and Iran. Some one in Kuwait say 3 or 4 drones coming from Iraq and go in the direction of Buqayq, Saudi Arabia and filmed it. The only problem I see is that the numbers don’t add up, we hear jet/rocket noise and a flame (from the rockets/jets or after burners) are clearly visible in the video. I doubt if these little facts can get in the way of a nice little blame game.

    Dear South Front, is there any particular reason that you keep naming Yahya Saree’ as Houthi spokesman and not his actual title, the spokesman for Yemeni armed forces?

    In another news, I read that Syria has decided to buy Iranian Bavar-373 because S-300 either has failed to identify Israeli airplanes or they can’t using it because of Russia’s particular instance towards the matter. The source is of course and unnamed Syrian official, published on the Russian site, Avia.pro:

    http://avia.pro/news/siriya-reshila-kupit-iranskie-zrk-bavar-373-iz-za-bespoleznosti-rossiyskih-s-300

    I’m not familiar with this website, do you know about their work? Are they reliable or are amongst the Russian sites paid by “foreigner donators”, etc.?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      It is a Russian site and normally quite informative, but with a disinformation twist to suit Russian policy.

    • zman

      There were rumors several years ago when it was first reported that Iran was going to get S-300s that Iranian experts found that they would not be able to kill Israeli aircraft using Russian software. It was also said that Iran developed their own software that most definitely would. It was also thought they would use this software on older Russian systems that Syria has. Can’t vouch for any of this, but it was out there. If true, it can be a game changer. Another rumor is that Yemen will acquire the Bavar-373 as well. That would really deal the Sauds a blow.

      • AJ

        It would be great if the Houthis had the Bavar-373 but not sure how Iran could even deliver it with Yemen being under a blockade.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          You would be surprised how easy it is to get weapons to the Ansarallah ;)

          • FlorianGeyer

            That’s good news.

        • DaBoiiiii

          Hahaha, man Iran delivers weapons to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. This should be easy by comparison.

          • Sage Durham

            I really wonder how these weapons are delivered. Is there some tunnels underground all the way from Iran ? ha

          • I am Jaziel

            ha,ha,ha…

    • Tudor Miron

      Avia.pro is partially infested with 5th column.

    • John

      I have read one opinion that the Iranian version is better because of stealth tracking and killing ability.

  • molambo .

    Good job!

  • Icarus Tanović

    These offanisive explosive Uavs are pretty serious stuff.

  • verner

    beware – I count 13 comments in the last 2 hours from the avatar zionism=evil which makes me a bit surprised and as stated earlier, zionism?=evil is most likely a name for a troll factory in tel aviv, with a number of people writing negative comments about israel and belittling russia, iran and turkey, which is the primary goal. negative comments on israel on southfront is par for the course so it’s really of no significance whereas belittling russia, iran and turket has a greater significance and will cause more damage to these threes reputation than anything on israel. thus and given the number of comments under zionism=evil there is soem serious reason to be aware of zionism=evil’s true motive. also I believe he’s at one stage let on that he’s former military and former intelligence, which sort of indicates mossad!

  • Traiano Welcome

    Take note, Israel. This is your omen.

  • Bob

    These attacks will have a major impact – KSA has been planning to publicly float a percentage of Aramco for last few years – as part of crown pretender MBS’ future economic announcements. Now, it has already been delayed for couple years due to Saudi incompetence and screw-ups, but fact that the Houthi/Yemeni Air Forces can now strike Aramco’s major oil assets at will is the nail in the coffin of Aramco public float. The physical destruction, and fires, are just the immediate problem for KSA to deal with – but these attacks have much farther reaching long term economic implications, on budgetary pressures, for KSA. This is a very sound and effective political and military strategy from Yemeni forces – to start bringing maximum pressure on KSA to cease hostilities.

    • FlorianGeyer

      London and Wall Street will miss out on their billions of dollars of fees for the Aramco float as well :)

    • John Wallace

      They are trying to sell 5% in their IPO worth they say 100 billion dollars. Yes it will hurt in the billions which is where they need to be hurt. Losing a few mercenaries and vehicles costs them nothing. They say they will be up and running again in a couple of days which while it will cost , the IPO is where it will really hurt.

  • PZIVJ

    THIS IS THE WORLDS LARGEST OIL REFINERY.
    HALF OF SAUDI ARABIA’S OUTPUT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN.
    GREAT WORK BY THE HOUTHIS. :))

  • Felix D (TUPPERWARE PARTY)

    Mordor is on fire! The Eye of Sauron was focused elsewhere. Wahhabistan’s chickens have come home. To roost!

  • Nowruz

    Wait! Where are those Patriot systems?

    • RainToh

      Facing Iran lol

  • nick1111

    The whole Saudi Arabia shall burn in the hell

  • alejandro casalegno

    I love the smell of saudis refineries burning in the morning……………………..

  • Jozef Mak

    This was delivered by starved Yemen.
    Would like to see a delivery by Iran, to fake Hebrews and to Arab Peninsula.

  • Jozef Mak

    I hope, that Palestinians read carefully the lesson.
    I want to see a similar barrage raining down on occupied lands.

    • Rodger

      The Pallies are team Saudi.

      • Traiano Welcome

        You are team hasbara.

  • Rodger

    Good luck finding people willing to fix that for you Saudi Arabia.