U.S. forces stationed at a base near Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, intercepted missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
The Houthi attack was the second in a week as a Saudi-led coalition, of which UAE is a part, ramps up its military campaign against the rebel group.
U.S. forces stationed at al-Dhafra Air Base “engaged two inbound missile threats with multiple Patriot interceptors.”
Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said “The combined efforts successfully prevented both missiles from impacting the base. There were no U.S. casualties.”
There are roughly 2,000 U.S. service members at al-Dhafra.