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Timeline: UAE under drone, missile attacks

Al Jazeera

The United Arab Emirates has been hit by several drone and missile attacks over the past few weeks amid an escalation of the conflict in Yemen. The UAE is part of a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Iran-aligned Houthis seized control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Yemeni government. The Houthis have claimed responsibility for most of the recent attacks on the UAE, although a little-known Iraqi group claimed it was behind a drone attack on Wednesday – suggesting the UAE is now being targeted from its north and south. The Houthis have over the years launched multiple missile and drone attacks on neighbouring Saudi Arabia. But until this month, the last Houthi-claimed attack on the UAE had been back in 2018.

2 ballistic missiles intercepted over Abu Dhabi, UAE says

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile fire further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf, which previously had seen a series of assaults near -- but never indisputably on -- Emirati soil. It comes during Yemen's yearslong war and the collapse of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

Yemen's rebels attack Abu Dhabi airport using a drone

Al Jazeera

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they attacked Abu Dhabi's international airport in the United Arab Emirates with a drone. According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television channel, the Sammad-3 drone launched three attacks on the airport on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if there was any damage or casualties. Abu Dhabi airport tweeted earlier in the day there had been an incident involving a supply vehicle that had not affected operations. It was unclear if it was related to the reported drone attack.

Saudi-led air raids target Yemen's Hodeidah

Al Jazeera

A Saudi-led coalition has launched air raids on Yemen's Hodeidah, in an apparent resumption of military operations on the strategic Red Sea city after Houthi rebels attacked two Saudi oil tankers and one of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) main airports. The Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said in a series of tweets on Friday that coalition air strikes had targeted a radio station inside the city and a fishing pier. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The latest offensive on the port city of Hodeidah came a day after Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack on Abu Dhabi's international airport. According to the Al-Masirah television channel, the Sammad-3 drone launched three attacks on the airport.

A simple guide to the UAE-Houthi escalation: Four things to know

Al Jazeera

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have in recent weeks launched several drone and missile attacks on the United Arab Emirates – a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting the armed group in Yemen. In response, the coalition – fighting to restore Yemen's internationally recognised government – has stepped up attacks in Saada province, northern Yemen and the Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa. Here are four things you should know about the escalation in violence and what could come next. The Houthis – known as Ansar Allah – champion Yemen's Zaidi Shia Muslim minority and are believed to be supported by Iran. The armed group came to prominence after seizing control of Saada province in early 2014.