Houthi militia attack on AD oil tanks, airport

Eudore R. Chand

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

ABU DHABI 18 January 2022: His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, yesterday issued a statement on the Houthi militia attack in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi. Another drone attack on Abu Dhabi airport was also reported by the capital’s police.

“We condemn the Houthi militia’s targeting of civilian areas and facilities on UAE soil today. We reiterate that those responsible for this unlawful targeting of our country will be held accountable,” said Sheikh Abdullah.

In a statement carried by Wam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stated that the UAE reserves the right to respond to these terrorist attacks and criminal escalation, describing them as crimes committed in flagrant violation of international law.

The ministry said that the terrorist militia has carried out a cowardly act to spread terrorism and chaos in the region in order to achieve its illegal aims and objectives. It called on the international community to strongly condemn and denounce these terrorist acts that target civilians and civilian facilities.

Three people died and six were injured in the Musaffah blasts.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.


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