US helped intercept ballistic missiles over UAE: Centcom

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The U.S. military said on Monday that the “combined efforts” of both American and United Arab Emirates forces “successfully prevented” a missile attack in Abu Dhabi.

U.S. Central Command Spokesman Captain Bill Urban said in a statement that “U.S. forces at Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engaged two inbound missile threats with multiple Patriot interceptors coincident to efforts by the armed forces of the UAE in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2022.”

He added that the combined efforts successfully prevented both missiles from impacting the U.S. base, where over 2,000 troops are stationed. Al Dhafra is home to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and has both U.S. and U.K. forces stationed there, according to The Associated Press.

“There were no U.S. casualties,” Urban added. “U.S. forces at Al Dhafra remain vigilant and ready to respond in case of any follow-on attacks.”

Urban added that U.S. troops took shelter in bunkers during the attack

 

Article URL : https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/591093-us-helped-intercept-ballistic-missiles-over-uae

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