‘Drone attack’ kills three at Abu Dhabi airport — Analysis
Three individuals have been killed and 6 wounded in an obvious drone assault on Abu Dhabi on Monday, UAE police have mentioned. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have introduced a strike “deep” in Emirati territory.
Three gasoline vehicles exploded within the industrial Mussafah space close to storage services utilized by oil agency ADNOC, after which a “minor fireplace” broke out at a building website at Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport, the Emirati WAM information company reported, citing police.
Preliminary investigation means that the blast and the fireplace have been brought on by a drone assault.
Police mentioned that “no important” harm was performed to the realm, later including that two Indian nationals and a Pakistani nationwide have been killed, whereas six individuals have been wounded.
Yemeni media reported that the Houthis had introduced a army operation “deep within the UAE” and promised to disclose extra particulars in a while Monday.
Houthi army spokesperson Yahya Saree beforehand mentioned that the rebels have been confronting “a large advance of the UAE mercenaries” and Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) fighters.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened within the Yemeni civil conflict in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The collation carried out bombing raids into the Houthi-controlled areas, whereas the rebels responded by firing rockets and sending armed drones into Saudi territory.
In 2019, a drone assault claimed by Houthis precipitated large fires at a number of Saudi oil refineries operated by state-owned firm Saudi Aramco.
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