Emirati Forces Shoot Down Houthi Missile, Destroy Launch Site: UAE Defense Ministry
Yemeni pro-government fighters from the UAE-trained Giants Brigade, gather on the outskirts of Ataq city, east of the Red Sea port of Aden, on their way to the frontline facing pro-Iran Houthi fighters, on Jan. 28, 2022. (Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP via Getty Images)

Emirati Forces Shoot Down Houthi Missile, Destroy Launch Site: UAE Defense Ministry

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. It was the third Houthi attack on the UAE, a key member of the Saudi-led Arab coalition backing the Yemeni army, in less than two weeks, and follows a series of territorial defeats for the Iran-backed rebels. Yemen’s Houthi militia on Sunday midnight claimed responsibility for the cross-border missile attack, which occurred while Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited the Emirates. “The armed forces will announce details of a large-scale military operation deep inside the UAE within hours,” Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported. There were no casualties in the attack, according to the UAE’s Defense Ministry. “Air defense forces … intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi terrorist group at the UAE,” the ministry said, according to the official WAM news agency, adding that fragments of debris fell “outside of populated areas.” The ministry said that in response, Emirati forces destroyed the missile launch site, in Yemen’s northern Al-Jawf region.

Give the Gift of Truth This Jewish New Year

The Media Line has been leading for more than twenty years in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Non-profit news needs public support. please help us with your generous contributions.
Donate
The Media Line
We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.