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UAE Summons People for Sharing Videos of Missile Attack Interception

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UAE summons people for sharing videos of missile attack interception
A helicopter flies over the downtown skyline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo


The United Arab Emirates public prosecutors' office said on Wednesday it had summoned several people for sharing videos showing defence systems intercepting Monday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi movement.

The UAE, the region's commercial and tourism hub, rarely discusses its security in public but had confirmed the two Houthi attacks that took place a week apart, in the first assaults on the Gulf state.

"The Public Prosecution warned that such (video) clips endanger vital and military installations, and can impact the security and stability of society," a statement on state news agency WAM said. It did not specify how many people were summoned or what the current status was of those summoned.

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