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DUBAI, The bodies of four Emirati soldiers, killed in Yemen, belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence Force (ADF), were transferred to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, on Saturday.

The General Command of the Armed Forces in the UAE, announced on Friday, "The martyrdom of four of its soldiers... They died while carrying out their normal mission, in the Shabwa province of Yemen, where their helicopter was hit by a technical fault, which led to an emergency landing and hitting the ground."

"There was a special military ceremony to receive the bodies of the martyrs, on the airport grounds," the official agency, said.

The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab states, to support Yemen's internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The coalition has been air-striking on a daily basis, Shiite Houthi group across Yemen, since Mar 26, 2015, when Hadi fled to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to take refuge.

The coalition said, its intervention aims to restore Hadi's authority in the country.


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