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Canada The United Arab Emirates intercept two missiles launched by the Yemeni rebels

08:00  24 january  2022
08:00  24 january  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Des immeubles photographiés à Abou Dhabi, la capitale des Émirats arabes unis, le 20 janvier 2022. Photo d'illustration. © Giuseppe Cacace / AFP of the buildings photographed in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2022. Photo of illustration.

The two ballistic missiles intercepted Monday, January 24 were the capital Abu Dhabi, announced the Ministry of Defense which states that the attack was sponsored by the Houthis rebels in Yemen.

The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles that targeted the capital Abu Dhabi, announced Monday, January 24 the Ministry of Defense, attributing this attack to the Houthis rebels in Yemen.

"This attack has not been a victim, and the remains of the intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles have dropped in different places of the emirate of Abu Dhabi" , said the ministry in a statement. These missiles were launched "by the Houthi terrorist group towards the country" , he said.

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Emirates are part of a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia that since 2015 has been supporting the Yemen government against the Houthis supported by Iran.

Two attacks in one week

This is the second attack against the United Arab Emirates led by the Houthis in a week. The Yemeni rebels claimed on 17 January an attack of drones and missiles that hit oil facilities and Abu Dhabi airport and made three dead.

The Houthis led multiple attacks on Saudi Arabia, but the Jan. 17 attack on Abu Dhabi was the first recognized by the United Arab Emirates inside their borders.

The conflict in Yemen, which has made some 377,000 dead, has intensified in recent weeks with an increase in military coalition raids and government offensives.

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