Death toll of UAE soldiers in Yemen rises to 45

Published September 4th, 2015 - 07:44 GMT
Pro-Hadi government loyalists in Yemen watch as smoke rises from an explosion in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
Pro-Hadi government loyalists in Yemen watch as smoke rises from an explosion in Sanaa. (AFP/File)

The number of UAE soldiers killed in Yemen rose to 45 after 23 more soldiers succumbed to their injuries.   The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces had earlier said that 22 soldiers have died while taking part in the Saudi-led operation aimed at driving out Houthi rebels, WAM reported Friday.

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, said the army depot was targeted by surface to surface missile.

At least six other Emirati soldiers have been killed in Yemen since the offensive began. The UAE soldiers’ death bring the death toll of servicemen fighting in Operation Restoring Hope to 51 since the Saudi-led coalition began the fight to restore power to  exiled President Hadi and oust Houthi rebels who have seized control of parts of the country, including the capital of Sanaa.

By Samir Salama

This article has been modified from the source material.


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