Yemeni forces release footage denied by the coalition
Yemen’s Joint Operations Command Center released footage verifying a retaliatory attack on the Abu Dhabi International Airport carried out in July, 2018, with a domestically-built long-endurance ,Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) ,unmanned aerial vehicle flying at low altitude before it fires a missile, setting two trucks parked at the airport ablaze, which had been denied by officials of the United Arab Emirates, main part of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US.
The spokesman for Yemeni air force and air defense said at the time that the drone attack on Abu Dhabi International Airport had halted flights to and from the airport, adding that Yemeni forces will continue to target the infrastructure of countries that have taken part in the coalition against Yemen in future attacks.
Emirati aviation authorities later denied the attack while UAE officials claimed that the development had not affected operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and flights continued to arrive and depart as scheduled.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.