The United Arab Emirates said late on Wednesday February 2th it intercepted three drones that entered its airspace over unpopulated areas earlier in the day, in the latest attack on the Gulf commercial and tourism hub in the past few weeks.

The first three assaults, including a missile attack on Monday during a visit by Israel's president, were launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis in an escalation with a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and which includes the UAE.

Wednesday's drone attack was claimed by little-known "True Promise Brigades", citing UAE interference in Yemen and Iraq as justification, according to U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which follows militant websites. Zulfiqar missiles were fired at Abu Dhabi and drones were launched at Dubai.

Source: Reuters