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At least three people have been killed in a drone strike on Houthi rebels in the United Arab Emirates

A series of bombings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Monday (January 17) killed three Pakistanis and two Indians. Three tank trucks exploded and shattered “Near ADNOC storage tanks [la compagnie pétrolière d’Abou Dhabi], The official Emirati agency WAM reported “Six Wounds”.

The Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack: The Armed Forces carried out a quality and successful military operation in the framework of what is known as the “Hurricane Yemen”., Their spokeswoman Yahya Saree said in a statement aired on their Al-Massira channel. “Number of important and sensitive Emirati sites and facilities” Were targeted by ballistic missiles and drones, he said.

In addition, a “Small fire” Happened on “New Construction Area of ​​Abu Dhabi International Airport”, Added the agency without specifying the victim. Explosion and fire “Probably” Caused due “Drone”, From “Flying objects” Being “Fell down” At two of the affected locations, WAM said, citing Abu Dhabi police who have launched an investigation.

Emirates is part of a military alliance under Saudi command that has intervened in Yemen since 2015 in support of government forces in the war against Houthi rebels backed by Iran. In the evening, the federation announced an air strike on the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa. “Airstrikes begin in Sanaa in response to threat and military demand”, He announced in a tweet from the SPA, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency, which leads the alliance.

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Response threat from Emirates

The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Ministry has threatened to retaliate against the Houthis. “This thoughtless and irresponsible nonsense will be doomed to destruction.”, Warned on Twitter Anwar Karkash, Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of Emirates.

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Allies of the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have condemned an act and trapped Yemeni rebels. “Terrorist”. Iraq has condemned the attack, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. “There is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen”, Believes Antonio Guterres, insists “Parties must engage creatively and without preconditions” With his messenger “With a view to advancing the political process to reach a comprehensive negotiated settlement to end the conflict in Yemen.”, The speaker said.

France condemns attack by Yemeni rebels “President strongly condemns attack on Abu Dhabi today and supports United Arab Emirates”, Announced the presidency of France, followed by France “Mobilized in support of lasting political solution in Yemen”.

“The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack that killed three innocent civilians today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.”Said Jack Sullivan, the White House’s national security adviser.

The intensity of the conflict

The conflict in Yemen, which has killed 377,000 people, has intensified in recent weeks with an increase in military coalition attacks and ground attacks by government forces. For their part, the rebels have repeatedly multiplied attacks by missiles and drones against Yemen’s neighbor Saudi Arabia.

An increase in the number of Riyadh-led coalitions was reported on Monday “Unmanned bombs fired by Houthis from Sanaa International Airport”. She also said that there is “Intercepts and destroys eight drones launched in the direction of the kingdom” Saudi. Since the capture of the capital Sanaa in 2014, rebels have been able to capture large areas of Yemeni territory, especially in the north.

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Read more In seven years, the war in Yemen will have killed 377,000 people by the end of 2021.

On January 3, the Houthis seized the boat ருவாபி The Emirates flag was flown at the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, claiming it was carrying military equipment. The coalition promised to take the equipment to a Yemeni hospital by boat and condemned an act. “Theft”.

Iran, which has strong ties to the Emirates, has openly supported the refusal to supply arms to the rebels, blaming its political rivals Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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