UAE SOLDIER KILLED IN YEMEN MILITARY CAMPAIGN

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said one of its soldiers was killed during the operation "Restore Hope" with the Saudi-led Arab coalition defending "legitimate forces" in Yemen.

The soldier was named Rashid Ali Mohamed Zhori. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to his family members.

The report did not disclose the cause of the soldier's death which marked the second military personnel loss within one day.

Earlier in the day, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said a soldier was killed in a routine training mission in the UAE.

Meanwhile, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) said on Saturday that a "large number" of Yemenis suffering injuries would receive medical treatment in UAE hospitals.

Some 1,500 wounded Yemeni people will be treated in UAE hospitals which coincided with 2017 "UAE Year of Giving" launched by UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

The program and the relief of the UAE in Yemen is working to provide the necessary needs of food and medical materials to improve the humanitarian and health conditions for Yemeni nationals.

UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition comprising nine Arab states to support Yemen's "legitimate" government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The coalition has been air striking on a daily basis the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group across Yemen since March 26, 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.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK