Yemeni army forces launch drone strike against Dubai International Airport
By :Yousra Abdulmalik
Yemeni forces have reportedly launched an airstrike against a strategic economic target in the United Arab Emirates in response to the U.S backed -Saudi-led coalition regime’s devastating military campaign against their impoverished homeland.
A source in the Air Force told YemenExtra that the operation against Dubai Int. Airport was based on very accurate intelligence and high level of monitoring and Dubai International Airport is more than 1,200 km away from Yemen on Monday evening by a drone, Sammad 3.
On July 26, the Yemeni Air Force, launched several air strikes on Abu Dhabi International Airport by drone, Sammad 3.
The Yemeni army spokesman, Sharaf Loqman explained that the drone’s strike on Dubai airport emphasized that all UAE areas are under threatening of Yemeni bombing, he said in a statement.He called the investors to leave UAE, considering it as a military target.Loqman warned UAE with more surprises, clearing that Yemeni missiles and drones are able to target their objectives.
Abdullah al-Jafri, a spokesman for Yemeni air force , said at the time that the drone attack had halted flights to and from the airport, adding that this was the first time that Yemeni forces used a drone to attack the airport.He said Yemeni forces will target the infrastructure of countries that have taken part in the aggression against Yemen in future attacks.
Emirati aviation authorities later announced that an incident involving a supply vehicle in the Terminal 1 airside area of the airport had occurred.
Back on August 9, the coalition warplanes hit a school bus in the town of Dhahyan in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada with a 227-kilogram laser-guided Mark 82 bomb, killing a total of 51 people, among them 40 children, and leaving nearly 80 others wounded.
Later investigation by Yemeni authorities revealed that the bomb had been supplied by the US to the military coalition. Furthermore, a report by the CNN also confirmed what Yemeni authorities had announced about the origin of the bomb.
Saudi Arabia and some of its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Sudan, launched a war, code-named Operation Decisive Storm, against Yemen in March 2015 , killing and wounding over thousands civilians in an attempt to reinstall Hadi , the fugitive former president, and crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, which plays a significant role in aiding the Yemeni army in defending the impoverished country against the coalition.
Aden city, which was occupied by UK but now under the control of UAE, and the rest of the southern cities witness an insecurity situation that increased the assassinations of Imams of mosques and security and military leaderships.
The UAE took control of Aden under the pretext of confronting the so –called “Houthis” , part of the Yemeni army forces and supported the establishment and formation of armed elements there.
The province of Aden also witnesses a security fiasco that escalated with killings, looting issues , in addition to others that never happened before.
A few months ago, Emirati-backed forces were fighting and killing Saudi-backed forces in Aden. The south is moving towards outright autonomy The entrenchment of a war economy is another significant obstacle to peace.
Over 49 detainees have been tortured to death in clandestine prisons run by the UAE in southern Yemen where brutal interrogation techniques, including physical and psychological torture, are used by Emirati forces, a report says.
On June 20, the Associated Press reported that Emirati officers had been torturing and sexually assaulting hundreds of captives at UAE-run prisons in southern Yemen. According to the report, the UAE runs a network of at least 18 secret prisons.
A month later, Amnesty International also reported that the UAE and its allied local paid fighters had been torturing captives at a network of clandestine prisons in southern Yemen.