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Recreational drones banned in United Arab Emirates after deadly attacks

Recreational drones banned in United Arab Emirates after deadly attacks
The drone strike, which happened in the capital Abu Dhabi, killed three

Die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate has banned flying of recreational hommeltuie after three people were killed in an attack on an oil facility.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are fighting the Saoedi-led military coalition that runs the UAE, claimed an assault on the facility, as well as major airport, in the capital of Abu Dhabi.

It is the first time that the UAE has acknowledged such attacks.

The UAE said the Houthis targeted the country with bomb-laden drones and cruise and ballistic missiles, adding the country had intercepted some of the projectiles.

In response to the strike, the Saudi-led coalition has escalated attacks on the rebel-held parts of Yemen in the last week.

Government regulations in the UAE already restrict flying drones in residential areas as well as near, around and over airports. Drone users typically must obtain a certificate from the civil aviation authorities.

While the Interior Ministry did not refer directly to the attack in imposing the ban, it said the decision came after finding misuse of permits granted to those who practice these sports.

MOI (Ministry of Interior) is currently stopping all flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones, including drones and light sports aircrafts,” it said in a statement.

Exceptions might be granted by the permit authorities for businesses using drones for filming, the ministry said.

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