‘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.

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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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