UAE announces death of soldier in Yemen

Serviceman Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al Bishir was taking part in the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s mission in Yemen



The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces announced on Tuesday that serviceman Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al Bishir was killed in Yemen.

The soldier was taking part in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.

The GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces extended its condolences to his family and relatives, official news agency WAM reported.

The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen since March 2015, in a bid to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

The conflict has killed thousands and left many homeless in Yemen.

Several Saudi and UAE soldiers have also been killed in clashes in the country.

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