Tit for Tat: Coalition force’s jets ponder Houthi’s hideouts, kills 14 in Yemen

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Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia led coalition forces’s fighter jets pondered Houthis hideouts in Sanna, capital of war-torn Yemen on Tuesday apparently in a bid to take revenge of Houth’s attack in Abu Dhabi which had killed 3 people on Monday.

Officials of UAE government confirmed that Coalition’s fighter jets has pondered Houthi’s militant hideout in Sanna killing 14 people including Houthi militia’s leader Major General Abdullah Qassem al-Junaid and his family. sources said the center of Tuesday’s air strike was a house belonging to Major general Qassem al-Junaid. It killed him, his wife, his 25-year-old son, other family members and some unidentified people, media reports suggest.

UAE said it has taken revenge from Houthis: Photo credit: Anadolu Agency

The strikes were launched “in response to threat and military necessity”, a spokesperson for the coalition said.

A drone attack killed three people in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Yemen based Houthis group claimed responsibility of attack which also injured six people who discharged from the hospital following first aid.

It was the major attack in UAE which the Houthis claimed on Monday. The attack on UAE’s capital sparked major explosions in the heart of UAE’s Capital as the drones hit huge oil tankers which burst off with a big bang sending waves of panic across locality. Monday’s attack have been perceived by authorities as an announcement of formal war between Yemen base Houthis who allegedly have backing of Iran and Saudi Arabia led coalition forces including UAE.

Houthis have been hitting targets across UAE for long time. However Monday’s attack proved to be the most shocking and devastating for the UAE authorities who were not expecting such a concise attack. However, UAE authorities tried to cover up the attack as always.

A press note issued from the UAE’s Interior Ministry, however, said it was a fire incident and said an investigation has been ordered to know more detail about alleged security lapse.

It is worth noting here that a drone attack killed three people in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Yemen based Houthis group claimed responsibility of attack which also injured six people who discharged from the hospital following first aid.

It was the major attack in UAE which the Houthis claimed on Monday. The attack on UAE’s capital sparked major explosions in the heart of UAE’s Capital as the drones hit huge oil tankers which burst off with a big bang sending waves of panic across locality. Monday’s attack have been perceived by authorities as an announcement of formal war between Yemen base Houthis who allegedly have backing of Iran and Saudi Arabia led coalition forces including UAE.

Houthis have been hitting targets across UAE for long time. However Monday’s attack proved to be the most shocking and devastating for the UAE authorities who were not expecting such a concise attack. However, UAE authorities tried to cover up the attack as always.

A press note issued from the UAE’s Interior Ministry, however, said it was a fire incident and said an investigation has been ordered to know more detail about alleged security lapse.

Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, but there is no evidence yet that Iran was involved, the UAE said on Thursday.

media reports suggested that the UAE, along with Saudi Arabia and Norway, presented the preliminary findings during a briefing to the UN Security Council, which will also receive the final results of the probe to consider a possible response.

The United States has been accusing Iran of being behind the attacks on the four oil tankers off the Emirati coast, which came at a time of escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington.

The four vessels — two Saudi-flagged, a Norwegian-flagged and an Emirati-flagged — were damaged by explosions that took place within UAE territorial waters, off the port of Fujairah.

Iran has rejected accusations that it was behind the sabotage and diplomats said there was no mention of Tehran’s possible role during the briefing by the UAE.

Saudi Arabia told reporters that Tehran was nevertheless the most likely culprit.

“We believe the responsibility for this attack lies on the shoulders of Iran,” Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah al Mouallimi told reporters after the briefing.

Saudi Arabia maintains the attacks affect the safety of international navigation and the security of world oil supplies, requiring a response from the Security Council.

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