A massive fire broke out on Monday morning, causing a huge explosion in three petroleum tankers stationed in the Al-Mussafah industrial area of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi police said that preliminary investigations suggest that the cause of the fires were small flying objects, possibly military drones.
Activists on social media circulated video footage showing large fires and plumes of smoke rising from the area near the reported attack.
Footage from 4 hours ago in #AbuDhabi, #UAE from Snapchat shows a large plume of smoke rising from the area near the reported attack. Footage was taken from https://t.co/TX9XEzHluv pic.twitter.com/9mWdgXRUMW
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The spokesman for the Armed Forces in Sana’a, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, announced earlier that the Yemeni Armed Forces will reveal in the coming hours the details of a large-scale retaliation campaign that has hit several targets inside the UAE.