In response to threats against Coalition forces, formed at the request of the legitimate government of Yemen, the UAE conducted precision air operations on 28 and 29 August 2019 aimed at countering and deterring imminent threats to coalition forces and the people of Aden.
The operation was carried out in accordance with the Coalition’s rules of engagement and applicable principles of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions.
The military operation came in response to armed groups affiliated with terrorist militias targeting Coalition forces at Aden Airport.
In recent weeks, terror activity throughout Yemen has escalated, threatening Coalition counterterror successes and undermining efforts to combat Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Iran-backed Houthi militia, both of which seek to benefit from the spread of instability.
The UAE is deeply concerned by this proliferation of terror in Yemen.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs