Yemeni forces say they have launched a major retaliatory drone and missile attack against the United Arab Emirates.
The Yemeni Army and Ansarullah forces have reportedly used 20 drones and 10 ballistic missiles to target vital Emirati installations.
Police in the UEA capital Abu Dhabi said on Monday that a number of fuel tankers were destroyed in the city leaving three people dead and several others injured.
Senior member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mohammed al-Bukhaiti warned that the UAE would suffer more painful attacks if it did not end its involvement in the aggression against Yemen.
Meanwhile Information Minister of Yemen’s National Salvation Government Zeifollah al-Shami said the operation deep inside Emirati territory was totally legitimate.
“The attack by the Yemeni armed forces on the UAE was part of a legal and legitimate response and was carried out in response to the escalation of the UAE’s ongoing attacks and military actions against the Yemeni people,” the Yemeni information minister told Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
“The UAE is carrying out these attacks while it has previously officially announced that it has withdrawn from Yemen, but not only has it not withdrawn its forces, but it has intensified its airstrikes and increased its conspiracies against Yemen and its people,” he added.
Al–Shami said one of the most important messages of this operation to the UAE is that as long as they carry out attacks and continue killings in Yemen, everything in the UAE is in with Yemeni forces’ reach and that the equations have changed.
The United Arabic Emirates has been the most important partner of Saudi Arabia in the war on Yemen which began in March 2015.
The devastating military campaign has caused a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives