Missiles on Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi rebel group to target the capital Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Monday. The Ministry of Defense of the UAE has given this information.
UAE said – ready to deal with any threat
The ministry said that there were no casualties in the attack. Remnants of intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles fell in different areas around Abu Dhabi. The Defense Ministry tweeted, “The air defense system intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired towards the country by Houthi terrorists on Monday.” Said that the UAE is ready to deal with any kind of threat and all necessary steps have been taken to protect the country from all kinds of attacks.
The ministry has called upon the public to rely only on information from official news sources in the country. The attack comes a week after Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a petroleum depot in Abu Dhabi and the country’s main airport.
On the morning of January 17 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Musaffa targeted the ICAD-3 area and the newly constructed area at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed, while six others were injured in the explosion of three petroleum tankers.
MOD Joint Operations Command announces that at 04:10 hrs Yemen time an F-16 destroyed a ballistic missile launcher in Al Jawf, immediately after it launched two ballistic missiles at Abu Dhabi. They were successfully intercepted by our air defence systems. Video attached. pic.twitter.com/laFEq3qqLm
— Ministry of Defense |MOD UAE (@modgovae) January 24, 2022
Warning to the perpetrators of the attack
The United Arab Emirates has blamed Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the attack, saying they will not be spared for the targeted attack. “The UAE reserves the right to act against these terrorist attacks and criminal acts,” said a statement from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. was condemned and expressed condolences to the families of the victims. The 15-member council issued a statement calling the January 17 attacks in Abu Dhabi and elsewhere in Saudi Arabia a “horrific terrorist attack”.
The UAE government banned the operation of private drones and light ‘sports’ aircraft in the Gulf country for a month, days after the January 17 attacks. According to the statement, air and sea destinations have also been included in the ban.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen fighting the Houthi rebels.
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