(MENAFN- Nam News Network)
SANAA, Jan 18 (NNN-YPA) – The Houthi militia in Yemen announced, it fired five ballistic missiles and several explosive-laden drones, in its multiple attacks early yesterday on airports and oil refinery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“The attacks targeted the international airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as, the oil refinery in Abu Dhabi,” Houthi military Spokesman, Yehya Sarea, said in a statement.
“We vow to hit more vital targets in the UAE, if it continues military escalation in Yemen,” the spokesman added.
The UAE state media reported earlier in the day that, three oil tankers in the industrial area in Abu Dhabi exploded, after being hit by small drones. It also reported fire at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The UAE said, it reserved the rights to respond to the Houthi threat.
The attacks were widely condemned by Arab and other foreign countries.
This attack came nearly one week after the Houthis hijacked and captured a UAE-flagged commercial ship, off the Houthi-held Red Sea city of Hodeidah.
The UN Security Council, called on the Houthi group to release the ship and crew members. The call was rejected by the Houthi group.
The UAE is part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, supporting the Yemeni internationally recognised government against the Houthi militia.
Last week, the coalition-backed Yemeni government's army, recaptured four strategic districts in the oil-rich provinces of Shabwa and Marib from the militia.– NNN-YPA
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