Yemen Rebels Say They Attacked Abu Dhabi Airport With Drones

(Bloomberg) -- Yemeni Shiite Houthis said Thursday they had launched drone strikes at Abu Dhabi’s airport in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Masirah TV, which is controlled by the rebels, reported.

The UAE denied that the Houthis had attacked the airport, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified UAE official. Abu Dhabi Airport said in a tweet there had been "an incident involving a supply vehicle," which didn’t affect operations at the airport.

The rebels said they used a new long-distance drone named Sammad 3, after the Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad, who was killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition several weeks ago.

The Houthis on July 18 said they had attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh using a Sammad 2 drone.

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