United Arab Emirates : DUBAI The Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a ballistic missile over an unpopulated area early on Monday morning, according to the United Arab Emirates, which claims to have intercepted and destroyed the missile.
The UAE’s Ministry of Defense reported that no casualties were sustained as a result of the attack, and the nation’s civil aviation regulator noted that normal civil flight operations had since resumed.
The defence ministry issued a statement saying, “There were no deaths as a result of the attack and the fragments of the ballistic missile fell outside of populous regions.”
The missile launcher in Yemen was destroyed after being found and destroyed by the UAE air defence forces and the Coalition Command, it was noted.
The ministry promised that it would “take all necessary measures to defend the UAE from any attacks” and that it would be “fully prepared to deal with any threats.”
With worldwide benchmark Brent crude trading at $91.31 a barrel at 3:30 p.m. UAE time, up 1.42% from the previous session, oil was at multi-year highs as the week got underway. Last week, the price of the commodity topped $90 per barrel for the first time since 2014 due to supply issues and geopolitical unrest in the Middle East and Russia.
The Houthis took ownership of the attack and issued a warning to the UAE that they will soon reveal information on a military operation “deep within the country.”
The Houthis launched a missile on Monday, making it their third attack this month; the first, on January 17, killed three people, and the second, on January 28, was stopped by the Patriot missile defence system at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi, which the US said was done in coordination with UAE forces.
It also follows Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s travel to the UAE in December and coincides with Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s first official visit to the UAE. Despite the Houthi attacks, Herzog will continue his journey and meet with Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the de facto ruler of the UAE. He denounced the assaults and worked to strengthen ties within the region.