Saudi-led coalition retaliates after Abu Dhabi deadly drone attack

Saudi-led coalition retaliates after Abu Dhabi deadly drone attack

Saudi-led coalition retaliates after Abu Dhabi deadly drone attack

Written by Staff Writer

18 Jan, 2022 | 1:49 pm

(News1st); The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen launched airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Monday (17), shortly after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly drone attack in the United Arab Emirates, which killed at least three people and sparked multiple explosions in the UAE’s capital.

The coalition had intercepted eight drones launched toward Saudi Arabia on Monday(17) according to foreign media.

One airstrike killed about 14 people in a single building in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, residents said on Tuesday(18), the Houthis’ Al-Masirah TV channel reported.

One Pakistani and two Indians were killed, while eight others were injured, including two airport employees and six people at another explosion site, the UAE’s official news agency WAM said.

The spokesperson for Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, warning the “UAE is an unsafe state as long as its aggressive escalation against Yemen continues.”

“Five ballistic missiles and a large number of drones were used in an operation dubbed as ‘Operation Hurricane Yemen’ targeted Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports, the Musaffah oil refinery in Abu Dhabi and several important and sensitive Emirate sites and facilities,” Houthi spokesperson Brigadier Gen. Yahya Saree said on the Houthi-owned Al Masirah TV channel on Monday.

Saree warned foreign companies, citizens, and residents of the UAE to stay away from vital sites, saying they are renewing their warning to “countries of aggression that they will receive more painful and painful blows.”

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led military coalition that supports Yemen’s government against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have repeatedly targeted Saudi Arabia with cross border strikes.

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