Yemen Bombed by Saudi Jets in a Reprisal for Abu Dhabi Drone Strike

Saudi state media have announced on Monday evening that the Saudi- led coalition F-15 fighters have bombed the Yemeni capital, targeting and destroying two ballistic missile launchers the Houthis allegedly used in the strike against the UAE which has killed three and wounded six people.

According to the Twitter post of Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree, the militia which controls the Yemeni capital targeted a number of important and sensitive Emirati sites and facilities, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports, in retaliation to the escalation of the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression.

Saree added that, as long as UAE’s aggressive escalation against Yemen continues, it will remain an unsafe state.

The spokesman of the Saudi-led Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, said that Saudi Arabia considers the strike a terrorist attack that amounts to a war crime against civilians by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia.

Al-Maliki stressed that the coalition would respond with measures aimed at achieving collective security for the interests of the international community, noting that Houthis’ terrorist threat undermines both regional and international security.

The United States has also strongly condemned the Houthis’ attack on UAE with the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan underscoring that Washington will make sure Iranian-backed Yemen rebels are held accountable for their actions.

Sullivan reiterated the unwavering US commitment to the UAE security, pointing that Washington stands beside its Emirati partners against all threats to their territory.

The Saudi-led coalition has enjoyed the US-provided logistical and intelligence support since it invaded Yemen in 2015 in an effort to reinstate President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, ousted by the Houthis the year prior.

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