UAE Successfully Intercepted 2 Ballistic Missiles Aimed At Abu Dhabi

UAE Successfully Intercepted 2 Ballistic Missiles Aimed At Abu Dhabi
The sighting of 2 new ballistic missiles ready to be fired

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates said it had interdicted two ballistic dumdums transferred by Yemen's Houthi revolutionists over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, original authorities said, the alternate attack in a week targeting the Emirati capital. 

The bullet fire further escalated pressures in the Persian Gulf, which has preliminarily seen a series of near, but noway inarguable, strikes on Emirati soil amid Yemen's times-long war and the collapse of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. American colors at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the capital took cover in a cellarage there during the attack. 


 The fate of the attack threatens to hang business-friendly businesses concentrated on tourism in the Emirates, a confederation of seven sheikhs in the Arabian Peninsula that's also home to Dubai. Over the times, the country has retailed itself as a safe corner from a dangerous terrain. 

Video spread extensively on social media shows the sky over Abu Dhabi lit up before dawn Monday, with what appears to be an interceptor bullet barring into the shadows to target incoming fire. Two explosions also rolled across the megacity. Vids relate to notorious features from Abu Dhabi. 


 The state- run WAM news agency said that bullet fractions fell harmlessly over Abu Dhabi. 

We're ready to face any trouble and take all necessary measures to cover the country from all attacks,"the UAE Ministry of Defense said. 


 Bullet fire disintegrated business to Abu Dhabi International Airport, home to long- haul airline Etihad, for about an hour after the attack. 

Houthi military spokesman Yehia Sarei claimed the attack in a televised statement, saying revolutionists targeted several spots in the UAE with Zulfiqar ballistic dumdums and drones, including Al-Dhafra Air Base. He advised the UAE would continue to be a target"as long as the attacks against the Yemeni people continue."


 “ We advise foreign companies and investors to leave Emirates!” Sarei cried from the tribune."This has come an unsafe country!"

Dubai Financial Requests fell 2 after the attack, with nearly every company trading down. The Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange also fell slightly. 


This satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC shows the aftermath of an attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels on an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

 In Al-Dhafra, which houses American and British colors, US colors took cover in cellarages during the attack, the US Air Force Middle East command said. Al-Dhafra is home to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and has seen fortified drones and F-35 covert fighters posted there. 

"US military forces managed to reply to multiple incoming pitfalls during an attack near Abu Dhabi,"the Air Force said, without evolving. Vids on social media showed interceptor shots coming out of the base. 


 The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi latterly issued a security warning to Americans living in the UAE, advising citizens to" maintain a high position of security mindfulness."The warning included instructions on how to deal with a bullet strike, commodity unknown in the UAE, a sightseer destination that's home to hutment- filled Dubai and long- haul airline Emirates. 

 Still, ” said Torbjorn Soltvedt, an critic with threat consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, “ If these types of attacks end up being on a daily base as they do in the Saudi Arabia … that will shift the perception of the trouble geography in the UAE. “ The concern is now the contagion is going to be broader if we start to see attacks against mercenary structure.” 


 The Emirati Defense Ministry latterly twittered out a black-and-white videotape that it said showed an F-16 striking the ballistic bullet launcher used in the Abu Dhabi attack. The Defense Ministry linked the point as being near al-Jawaf, a Yemeni fiefdom around kilometers (870 country miles) southwest of Abu Dhabi. 

The state- linked review The National in Abu Dhabi linked the F-16 as Emirati, raising the question of how directly involved the UAE now is in the fighting after withdrawing utmost of its ground forces in 2019. The Emiratis continue to back regulars on the ground, including the Titans Brigade, which has made advances against the Houthis in recent weeks. 


 The Zulfiqar ballistic bullet, believed to have a range of kilometers (930 country miles), is modelled after the Iranian Qiam bullet, according to a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Iran denies directly arming the Houthis, though United Nations experts, Western nations and judges have linked munitions in the revolutionists' magazine back to Tehran. 

The attack came a week after Yemen's Houthi revolutionists claimed an attack on the Emirati capital targeting the field and an Abu Dhabi National OilCo. energy depot in the Mussafah neighborhood. That attack on the energy depot killed three people and wounded six others. The Houthis have to yet identify the dumdums used in last week's attack. 


 New, high- resolution satellite photos attained by the AP from Planet Labs PBC showed form work still ongoing at the energy depot Saturday. Emirati officers haven't released images of the attacked spots, nor allowed intelligencers to see them. 

In recent days, a Saudi- led coalition that the UAE tails unleashed chastising airstrikes targeting Yemen, knocking the Arab world's poorest country off the internet and killed over 80 people at a detention center. 


 The Houthis had hang to take vengeance against the Emirates and Saudi Arabia over those attacks. On Sunday, the Saudi- led coalition said a Houthi- launched ballistic bullet landed in an artificial area in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The bullet tore a deep crater in the ground, TV footage showed, and slightly wounded two nonnatives of Bangladeshi and Sudanese nation. 

The hard- line Iranian diurnal review Kayhan, whose editor-in- chief was appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, just Sunday published a front- runner composition quoting Houthi officers that the UAE would be attacked again with a caption “ Void Emirati marketable halls.” 


 The review in 2017 had faced a two- day publication ban after it ran a caption saying Dubai was the “ coming target” for the Houthis. 

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