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UN Security Council condemns Houthi attacks that killed three in Abu Dhabi

SANAA, YEMEN - JANUARY 18: Yemenis inspect the damage after The Saudi-led coalition forces announced on Tuesday that they are carrying out airstrikes on Sanaa in response to the latest attacks on Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by the Houthis in capital Sanaa, Yemen on January 18, 2022. ( Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency )
Yemenis inspect the damage after The Saudi-led coalition forces announced on Tuesday that they are carrying out airstrikes on Sanaa in response to the latest attacks on Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by the Houthis in capital Sanaa, Yemen on January 18, 2022 [Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency]

The UN Security Council denounced "in the strongest terms", on Friday, attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that killed three civilians and wounded six other victims, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Council members "expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the Houthi attacks," and further "reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security."

The council "underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with the obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the government of the United Arab Emirates and all other relevant authorities."

On Monday, three people were killed in a Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of a Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthi rebels since 2015.

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The coalition announced, on Thursday, the start of a large-scale operation against the Houthis in response to "the threat and the principle of military necessity to protect civilians from attacks," according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Meanwhile, the Houthi-run Saba News Agency said the coalition carried out four attacks on Al-Hudaydah city in western Yemen, as well as six more on the capital, Sana'a.

Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sana'a.

A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reinstating the Yemeni government has worsened the situation. Yemen is now home to one of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises, with nearly 80 per cent of Yemenis, or about 30 million people, needing humanitarian assistance and protection. Over 13 million are in danger of starvation, according to UN estimates.

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