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UAE denies second Yemeni UAV attack on airport

30 August 2018

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied a Yemeni rebel claim that it attacked Dubai International Airport with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on 27 August.

“Air traffic movement in the UAE is normal with no disruptions; Houthi media claims regarding Dubai International Airport are untrue,” the Dubai Media Office quoted the GCAA as saying.

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah, popularly known as the Houthis, had released a statement earlier that day saying a Sammad-3 UAV had inflicted heavy losses in a raid on the airport.

In a second statement the group said the FlightRadar24 website, which tracks aircraft using their transponders, had confirmed that several flights had been delayed at Dubai.

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