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    UAE Reportedly Denies Houthi Attack, Says Abu Dhabi Airport Operates Normally

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    The Houthi movement, which strives to oust the country's President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi has intensified their missile shelling of Saudi territory in recent months after a Saudi-led coalition strike killed a Houthi political leader.

    A UAE official denied reports that Yemen's Houthi Rebels had targeted the airport in the country's capital Abu Dhabi, Reuters reported.

    "Operations at the airport are business as usual," the official told Reuters.

    Earlier, Al Masirah TV reported that Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the airport in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi with a drone. There has been no immediate report on damage or casualties.

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    Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi airport said that "an incident involving a supply vehicle" occurred in Terminal 1. However, it is unclear whether this incident was somehow connected with the Houthis' attack.

    ​Abu Dhabi Airports will continue to monitor the situation with the concerned authorities and further updates will be made available in due course. (2/2)

    The attack comes a day after Houthi movement targeted a Saudi Arabian warship off the western coast of Yemen.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government and Houthi rebels backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2015, with a coalition backed by Saudi Arabia launching an aerial operation in the country at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.


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