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BEIRUT, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned Yemeni Houthi militia's missile attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In a statement, the ministry expressed Lebanon's "solidarity with the brotherly UAE leadership and people, in the face of any attack on its sovereignty, security, stability and territorial integrity."

On Monday, the UAE Ministry of Defense announced that its air defense systems intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi militia aimed against the UAE. No casualties were reported as a result of the attack.

Soon after the attacks, the UAE ministry announced that a ballistic missile launcher in Yemen's Al Jawf governorate was destroyed.

The latest exchange of fire came after a Houthi attack on the UAE on Jan. 17, during which three petroleum tankers burst into a fire near Abu Dhabi National Oil Company storage facilities in the UAE capital. Three persons were killed and six others injured in the attack.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the Jan. 17 attack in the UAE, an active member of the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen.

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