On January 24, 2022, the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi issued a security alert regarding the January 17 attack:
There have been reports of a possible missile attack and accompanying missile defense activity over Abu Dhabi early this morning. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens in the United Arab Emirates to maintain a high level of security awareness. The Houthi militia in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the January 17 attack on Abu Dhabi and stated an intent to attack neighboring countries, including the UAE, using missiles and unmanned aerial systems (drones).
On January 26, the State Department issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory for the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19 and for US citizens to reconsider travel “due to the threat of missile or drone attacks.”
"The possibility of attacks affecting US citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula remains an ongoing, serious concern"
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) January 28, 2022
US warns of ‘missile or drone attacks’ in UAE travel advisory https://t.co/ncVjog5cSK
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 28, 2022
UAE discussing defence upgrade after Houthi attacks- envoy to U.N. https://t.co/OJWf56XMEq pic.twitter.com/SPc6osJnYm
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 26, 2022
#UPDATE Yemen rebels threaten to ramp up attacks on UAE after two ballistic missiles are shot down over Abu Dhabi, their second assault in a week
Huthi forces also fired missile into southern Saudi Arabia, wounding two, where another projectile was destroyed pic.twitter.com/Z5ji05zYmT
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 24, 2022
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