During the visit of the Israeli President, the US forces used the Patriot in the UAE to intercept the Houthi missile
The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) said that its forces used Patriot missiles to help the UAE intercept the ballistic missile launched by the Houthis on Sunday night, coinciding with the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Abu Dhabi.
On Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the US military helped the UAE fend off the “missile threat” by activating Patriot missile batteries along with “the efforts of the UAE armed forces.”
Kirby added that there were no injuries or casualties during the response to the attack.
The Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that they bombed specific and important targets, and targeted Abu Dhabi with ballistic missiles and Dubai with drones, in the third attack of its kind on the UAE in January.
However, the UAE Ministry of Defense announced at dawn yesterday, Monday, that its air defenses intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis, and said that the attack did not result in losses, and that the remnants of the missile landed in uninhabited areas.
Following the attack, the Saudi-led military coalition announced the destruction of a ballistic missile launcher in Al-Jawf Governorate, northeast of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
For its part, Houthi media said late yesterday evening, Monday, that coalition warplanes launched several raids on sites in Sanaa.
The same sources stated that one of the raids targeted the vicinity of the television building in the Al-Thawra Directorate in Sana’a.