Yemen rebels fire missiles at UAE and Saudi who retaliate

The Saudi kingdom has been targeted by missiles from neighboring Yemen for years, but in recent days it has been confirmed that the United Arab Emirates have also become a target for Houthi rebels (illustration image).

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New outbreak of fever in recent hours between the Houthi rebels in Yemen and several Gulf countries.

Ballistic missiles have been fired at the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and a military response has already taken place.

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Saudi Arabia has reported several missile launches on its territory: one of the missiles injured two people in the city of Jazan, another was intercepted.

The Saudi kingdom has been targeted by missiles from neighboring Yemen for years, but in recent days it has been confirmed that the United Arab Emirates have also become a target for Houthi rebels. 

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At war since 2015

According to the United Arab Emirates, two missiles have been intercepted in recent hours and the Ministry of Defense of this Gulf monarchy immediately published the video of a retaliatory airstrike, presented as the destruction of the site from which the soldiers left. ballistic missiles in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the main belligerents in the coalition at war since 2015 against the Houthi insurgents.

Last week, following a drone attack that claimed the lives of three people in the United Arab Emirates, a bombardment attributed to this coalition killed at least 70 people in Saada, the stronghold of Yemen's rebels.

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