United Arab Emirates stops Houthi attack, Saudi Arabia reports two people injured in missile fall

Dubai — The United Arab Emirates intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting the Gulf countries on Monday and destroyed them without casualties, the Defense Ministry said. Deadly attack From the Iran-backed Houthi a week ago.

For over six years, Saudi-led coalitions, including the Houthi and UAE, have fought for Yemeni rule. The Houthis repeatedly launched cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, launching an unprecedented attack on the UAE on January 17.

“The remains of intercepted ballistic missiles have fallen into separate areas around Abu Dhabi,” the ministry added, adding that it has taken the necessary protective measures against all attacks.

The United Arab Emirates newspaper The National quoted residents reporting a flash of light over the capital at around 4:30 am local time.

The attack on Monday was the second in UAE soil since last week’s strike that struck Abu Dhabi’s fuel depot, killing three people and causing a fire near the international airport.

The Houthi-operated Al-Mashira Television is a group designed by the Trump administration as a terrorist group. Capsize The Biden administration will announce details of “extensive military operations” against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates within hours.

Saudi Arabia’s state media said earlier Monday that the coalition intercepted ballistic missiles and the remnants damaged workshops and vehicles in the southern kingdom. Late Sunday, he said a ballistic missile had fallen south, Injury It is causing damage in an industrial area with two foreigners.

The United Nations is struggling to design a ceasefire in Yemen with the United States, has expressed concern about escalation and is calling for maximum restraint from all political parties.

The Saudi-led coalition said it had stepped up air strikes on Yemen’s Houthi targets.

A strike in a temporary detention center in northern Saada Governorate killed at least 60 people on Friday, and an operation on Tuesday killed about 20 in Sana’a, the capital of the Houthi movement.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis launched a coup and expelled the internationally recognized government from Sana’a.

The United Arab Emirates significantly reduced its presence in Yemen in 2019 in a state of military stalemate, but the Yemeni army backed by Emirati recently fought the Houthis in Yemen’s major energy-producing areas. Joined in.