The confirmed drone strikes near the Saudi borders with the UAE is a worrying development in the conflict.
Since 2015, the Houthi insurgents in Yemen have launched a myriad of ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and at various sites across Yemen. FDD’s Long War Journal has mapped these missile launches.
Al Jazeera released a documentary alleging that Bahrain and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula work together. Today, the al Qaeda branch denied this accusation in a letter to the editor.
The Islamic State’s “Aden-Abyan Province” claimed responsibility for four suicide bombings in Aden earlier today. The attackers targeted forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Yemeni soldiers. The operations were a departure for the Islamic State, which has usually targeted civilian facilities in Yemen.
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The British Embassy warned of the possibility of terrorist attacks against UK interests. An American doctor in Abu Dhabi praised security forces for protecting his family from an attempted bombing by the person suspected in the murder of an American teacher. An Emirati official said the suspect learned from terrorist websites how to make bombs.
Police arrested a woman suspected of murdering an American schoolteacher on Dec. 1 in a shopping mall bathroom in Abu Dhabi. A top UAE security official said the suspect also plotted to bomb the home of an American resident. The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi yesterday warned Americans to avoid large crowds and to maintain […]
Sunni Anbar tribes wary of cooperation with US
Foreign Minister al Nahyan warned that extremism, terrorism, and sectarianism in the region are posing serious threats to “our national security and international security and peace.” An American woman who worked as a schoolteacher was stabbed to death by a person in a black robe in a shopping mall bathroom in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE Cabinet has listed 83 entities as terrorist organizations, including groups in Europe and the United States. The Arab League said it supported the designations in light of increasing terrorism in the region.
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Trial began for 11 of 15 suspects accused of supporting al Qaeda-linked groups, namely the Al Nusrah Front and the Ahrar al Sham; nine of the suspects are Emiratis, two are Syrians, and four are from the Comoros Islands. The Emiratis are accused of joining the two groups; five suspects are accused of other terrorism-related […]
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New anti-terror law with approved in United Arab Emirates