U.A.E intercepts 2 Houthi ballistic missiles

U.A.E intercepts 2 ballistic missiles launched by the Houthis over Abu Dhabi

by Staff Writer 24-01-2022 | 12:43 PM

(News1st); The UAE intercepted and destroyed two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting the Gulf country on Monday (24) with no casualties, its defense ministry said, following a rare drone and missile attack claimed by the Yemeni rebels, where two Indians and a Pakistani were killed.

For more than six years, the Houthi rebels have been battling a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE, repeatedly carrying out cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, launching an unprecedented assault on the UAE on Jan. 17th.

"The remnants of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in separate areas around Abu Dhabi," the ministry said in a statement, adding that it was taking the necessary protective measures against all attacks.

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

Furthermore, on Sunday (24) a Houthi ballistic missile had fallen in the kingdom's south, injuring two foreigners and damaging workshops and vehicles in an industrial area, according to Saudi state media.

The Saudi-led coalition has ramped up airstrikes on what it describes as Houthi targets in Yemen.