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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Armed Forces save Yemeni child who suffered landmine shrapnel wounds

Khalil Yasin Ahmed is now in the UAE to complete his rehabilitation

The UAE Armed Forces rescued a Yemeni child was hit by a mine planted by the Houthi militia. Wam
The UAE Armed Forces rescued a Yemeni child was hit by a mine planted by the Houthi militia. Wam

The Armed Forces' mobile hospital has rescued the life of a Yemeni boy who suffered serious shrapnel wounds when a landmine exploded near his house in the Mocha District.

Khalil Yasin Ahmed stepped on the landmine while playing with his brothers near the family house in the Raiwais village on the Red Sea Coast.

The landmines were planted by Houthi rebels, state news agency Wam reported.

The wounded child was taken to the Mocha hospital after receiving first aid and was then referred to the Armed Forces' mobile hospital where he underwent a surgery that took more than two hours. He was then airlifted to the UAE to complete his treatment and psychological rehabilitation.

The family of the injured boy praised the UAE's humanitarian stance. The family members said, "We will not forget the Emirati support." They also extended thanks and appreciation to the President, Sheikh Khalifa.

The Armed Forces, operating within the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in Yemen, play a major role in clearing areas of the Red Sea Coast from mines to protect the lives of the Yemeni people.

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