U.S. troops at Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi took shelter in bunkers during Monday’s Yemeni aerial attack, according to US media.
Saudi Arabia and UAE were hit on Monday by drones and ballistic missiles in retaliation for the ongoing aggression on Yemen, Yemeni Armed Forces announced.
In a statement, Yemeni Armed Forces said “Yemen Tornado-2 Operation” targeted the Saudi and Emirati depth with drones and ballistic missiles.
Several ballistic missiles, dubbed “Zoulfikar”, hit Al-Dhafra airbase in Abu Dhabi as well as other sensitive sites in the Emirati capital.
“Sammad-3” drones also targeted vital posts in Dubai, according to the statement.
The command of the US forces at the air base rejected to clarify whether the interception of the two Yemeni missiles was carried out by the US defenses.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Meanwhile, Yemen is home to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with at least 7 million people on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands suffering from cholera.
Source: Al-Manar English Website