Videos: UAE Air Defences Thwart Two Ballistic Missiles Targeting Abu Dhabi

UAE-owned Patriot Defense System engages hostile projectile over Abu Dhabi, early morning, January 24, 2022.
UAE-owned Patriot Defense System engages hostile projectile over Abu Dhabi, early morning, January 24, 2022.   - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.01.2022
Three individuals were killed in Abu Dhabi last week after the Houthi faction launched a series of hostile attacks using cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and drones targeting an Emirati oil facility near the Al-Dhafra Air Base. The attack saw the first use of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system. Not all rockets were intercepted.
Air defence systems in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi were activated after again detecting incoming hostile projectiles early Monday morning.
The UAE Defence Ministry has confirmed the thwarting of two ballistic missiles targeting the UAE capital city. No casualties have been reported.
Footage, reportedly from the scene, showed air defence systems intercepting enemy targets.
At least four loud explosions were heard by witnesses in the city. At least one of the targets engaged by the Patriot Air Defence network is believed to have been a UAV equipped with an improvised explosive device.
Air traffic has been temporarily suspended in the surrounding area.
Last week's deadly strike used a variety of missiles, as well as drones. The latter prompted the UAE's Interior Ministry to announce the mandated grounding of all commercial drones and light sport aircraft.
A picture shows a partial view of the Msaffah industrial district in the Emiarti capital Abu Dhabi on January 17, 2022.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.01.2022
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The ministry warned that those found in violation of the order will face "legal liabilities" that include up to three years behind bars and fines of up to the equivalent of $27,000, per the Khaleej Times. Certain exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis, particularly for companies.
Yemen's armed political Houthi faction claimed responsibility for the early January attack targeting the Abu Dhabi airport and an oil refinery in the district of Musaffah. The group confirmed its deployment of at least five ballistic missiles and several drones.
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