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Qatar - UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militia


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA / Agencies

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Defense of the United Arab Emirates announced the interception of two ballistic missiles fired by Houthis towards the country. The Ministry confirmed, in statement reported by Emirates News Agency (WAM), that there were no casualties resulting from the attack, as the fragments of the ballistic missiles fell in different areas around Abu Dhabi.

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The Emirates 'is ready and ready to deal with any threats and that it takes all necessary measures to protect the state from all attacks,” WAM quoted the UAE Defense Ministry as saying.

The Emirati Defense Ministry later tweeted out a black-and-white video that it said showed an F-16 striking the ballistic missile launcher used in the Abu Dhabi attack. The Defense Ministry identified the site as being near al-Jawaf, a Yemeni province around 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southwest of Abu Dhabi.

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The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi later issued a security alert to Americans living in the UAE, warning citizens to 'maintain a high level of security awareness.” The alert included instructions on how to cope with missile attacks.

The attack came a week after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed an attack on the Emirati capital targeting the airport and an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood. That attack on the fuel depot killed three people and wounded six others.

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