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US Lead 1-Attack of Drones near Abu Dhabi Airport, the Houthis claim

22:58  17 january  2022
22:58  17 january  2022 Source:   liberation.fr

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Emirates-Securite / Yemen (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1-Attack of Drones near Abu Dhabi Airport, The Houthis claim

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Dubai, January 17 (Reuters) - Three tanker trucks carrying fuel were destroyed by drones Monday near Abu Dhabi Airport, Arab Emirates United, an attack claimed by the Houthi Yemeni movement that did according to the Emirati authorities three dead and six wounded.

According to the Emiratie Wam press agency, which cites the police, the three victims are two workers of Indian nationality and a Pakistani.

The Houthis, supported by Iran, are at war against an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and to which the United Arab Emirates participate. They regularly launch attacks by drones or missiles against their Saudi neighbor but rarely targeted the Emirates, located very far from Yemen.

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According to the emiratia police, the trucks exploded in the industrial area of ​​Mousaffah, near oil storage tanks, and fire spread on a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

"The preliminary investigation has made it possible to find small pieces of an aircraft that could be a drone on the two sites where the explosions seem to have occurred," said the police in a statement quoted by the WAM agency.

In Sanaa, the military spokesman of the Houthis claimed this attack carried out "in the heart of the United Arab Emirates" and promised more details later.

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday condemned "with the greatest firm" these attacks.

He called on the houthis to put an end to their actions in Yemen and to engage in a political exit process.

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"France reaffirms its mobilization in favor of a cessation of hostilities throughout the country and a revival of discussions for a global political agreement under the aegis of the United Nations," said Jean-Yves Le Drian in a statement.

The Emirates has greatly reduced their participation in the conflict in Yemen in 2019, for lack of a rapid military solution, but they continue to arm and entail hostile forces to the Houthis which have recently launched an offensive against the provinces of Sabwa oil producing provinces. and Marib.

The utilized authorities had so far denied all claims by the houthis of attacks aimed at their territory, against the airports of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in 2018, as well as against a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in 2017. (report of Ghaida Ghipous, with Raya Jalabi and Aziz El Yaakoubi; French version Tangi Salaün and Camille Raynaud, edited by Blandine Hénault and Nicolas Delame)

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