Saudi-led Coalition Strike Yemen in Response to UAE Houthis Attacks

The Saudi-led coalition forces on Tuesday said they have carried out several airstrikes targeting Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen in response to the drone attacks on Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Houthi rebels.

“We have targeted terrorist leaders in north parts of Sanaa, the capital city,” Saudi News Agency SPA quoted coalition forces as saying in a statement.

“Those responsible for hostile attacks against civilians in Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be held to account,” the statement added, calling on the people of Sanaa to stay away from the communities and military camps where Houthi militias are located.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported that at least 14 citizens of Sanaa were killed in continued Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the past 24 hours.

Another 11 civilians were wounded in airstrikes that targeted Libby neighborhood in Maeen district of Sanaa late Monday, the media outlet added.

The surge in airstrikes by the Saudi’s came when the Iranian-backed Houthis claimed responsibility for targeting facilities belonging to the UAE with ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Abu Dhabi police confirmed that three people were killed and six others received injuries after three fuel tanker trucks had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area, near the storage facilities of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree confirmed the retaliatory attack and said Yemeni troops had launched the military operation “deep inside the UAE.”

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