Jan 24, 2022 07:46 UTC
  • Yemeni army conducts fresh retaliatory missile strikes against UAE, Saudi Arabia

Yemeni Armed Forces have launched fresh missile strikes against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, only a week after they carried out a series of attacks against the UAE in retaliation for its involvement in the devastating Saudi-led war on Yemen.

According to Press TV, the UAE Defense Ministry, in a statement published on the official Emirates News Agency WAM, claimed its air defense systems had intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni forces early on Monday. 

“The remnants of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in separate areas around Abu Dhabi,” the Ministry added, noting that it was taking the necessary protective measures against such attacks.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that the Yemeni Armed Forces will announce within hours the details of a “wide military operation” deep inside Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), released the purported video footage of the Yemeni retaliatory missile strike against Abu Dhabi.

It said four large explosions were heard at the time of the attack, and sirens went off shortly afterward.

According to Sabereen News, the retaliatory Yemeni missile strike has brought air traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport to a halt.

Separately, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said late on Sunday that a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni Armed Forces, had fallen in the kingdom’s southern region of Jizan, injuring two foreigners and damaging workshops and vehicles in an industrial area.

The Saudi-led coalition asserted in a statement that it had intercepted and destroyed two drones that had flown from the northern Yemeni Province of Jawf.