Houthis used missiles, drones to attack: UAE
Agencies | Abu Dhabi
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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militia used cruise missiles and ballistic missiles alongside drones in Monday’s deadly strike on the United Arab Emirates, which intercepted part of the attack, UAE’s ambassador to the United States said.
The UAE said the attack hit a fuel depot of state oil firm ADNOC in Musaffah and a construction site near Abu Dhabi airport. Abu Dhabi police said they found parts of small planes that could be drones.
“Several attacks - a combination of cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and drones - targeted civilian sites in the UAE.
Several were intercepted,” Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba told an online panel hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America.
A person briefed on the attack, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an under construction passenger terminal at Abu Dhabi airport was hit by missiles, injuring construction workers.
The individual said some drones crashed in desert areas in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and flew at a low altitude to avoid detection.
Otaiba said the UAE had “long left the Yemen war” and urged Washington to reinstate the Houthi terrorist designation, revoked by President Joe Biden’s administration last February