Emirates bans drone use after Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi

UAE authorities have banned the use of all types of recreational drones and all other remotely piloted aircraft from this Saturday, January 22, after an attack using UAE drones on January 17 killed three Yemeni Houthis against Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The Emirati Interior Ministry has stated that until now “the practice of these sports has been restricted to demarcated areas and under licence”, but users have exceeded the limits by not complying with these conditions, according to pan-Arab television Al Jazeera.

Companies that want to continue using drones would have to “communicate with the responsible authorities so that they check the necessary exceptions and permits”.

Emirates bans drone use after Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi
Emirates bans drone use after Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi

Two Indian nationals and one Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in the fire caused by drone strikes by Yemeni Houthi rebels on fuel depots at Abu Dhabi International Airport on January 17.

In retaliation, the coalition, which includes the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, has announced a bombing of the Houthis in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

The war in Yemen faces the internationally recognized government led by Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi and backed by an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which includes the United Arab Emirates, and the Houthis, who are backed by Iran.

The rebels control the capital and other areas in the north and west of the country. The main fighting is currently centered in Marib province, despite international mediation efforts, in a war that has created the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.

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