11 dead as coalition strikes Yemen after Abu Dhabi attack: Witness, medics

This comes after Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed a drone and missile attack on the UAE capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people and wounded six.

Published: 18th January 2022 04:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2022 04:01 PM   |  A+A-

A fighter loyal to Yemen's Huthi rebels walks past a banner showing the faces of victims and commemorating the fifth anniversary of a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a funeral hall building in the capital Sanaa on October 9, 2021.

Yemen's Huthi rebel fighter walks past a banner showing victims and commemorating fifth anniversary of a air strike by Saudi-led coalition on a funeral hall in Sanaa on Oct 9, 2021. (Photo | AFP)

By AFP

SANAA (Yemen): Eleven people were killed in coalition air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, a witness and medical sources told AFP Tuesday, January 18, 2022, after the insurgents launched a rare and deadly attack on the United Arab Emirates.

"Eleven people were killed. The search is still going on for survivors in the rubble," said Akram al-Ahdal, a relative of some of the victims. A medical source confirmed the death toll.

The air strikes hit two houses, leaving them in ruins, Ahdal said. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led pro-government coalition fighting rebel forces.

The late Monday strikes came hours after Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed a drone and missile attack on the UAE capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people and wounded six.

The Huthis have carried out repeated cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia, but this is the first deadly assault acknowledged by the UAE inside its borders and claimed by the Yemeni insurgents.



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