The United Arab Emirates intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on Monday, the third attack on the Gulf state by the rebels in the past two weeks.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon that U.S. military personnel based in the country responded to the inbound missile threat with Patriot missile batteries, while Emirati forces fired surface-to-air missiles.
“The U.S. Patriots were fired, but it was the Emirati surface-to-air missiles that actually engaged the targets,” Kirby said.
The intercepted missile caused no injuries or casualties, according to Kirby.
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