Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced early on Monday, January 31 that its air defence forces had intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi terrorist group at the UAE.
The ministry confirmed in a statement that "there were no casualties resulting from the attack and the fragments of the ballistic missile fell in different unpopulated areas."
It added, "The UAE air defence forces and the Coalition Command had succeeded in destroying the missile launcher in Yemen after identifying locations of the sites."
The ministry affirmed its "full readiness to deal with any threats," adding that it will "take all necessary measures to protect the UAE from any attacks."
The ministry also called on the public to follow the news from the UAE’s official authorities.
'No impact on air traffic in UAE'
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA) said air traffic is operating as usual, operations of all flights are running normally, and there is no impact on flights and airports as a result of the Houthi ballistic missile.
In a statement on Monday, the GCAA said: "There is no impact on flights and airports resulting from the interception of the ballistic missile launched by the Houthi terrorist militia on the country."
The GCAA also called on the public to refer to official sources for all information and udpates.