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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

UAE soldier injured in Yemen dies in hospital

First Sergeant Naser Gharib Al Mazrouei succumbs to injuries

An Emirati soldier has died of injuries suffered while serving in Yemen.

First Sergeant Naser Gharib Al Mazrouei passed away after sustaining serious wounds in the line of duty, according to state news agency Wam.

“The General Command of the Armed Forces extended its condolences to the relatives of the martyr and hero, praying to Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace,” it added.

The UAE is a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen against the Iran-allied Houthi group in Yemen. The offensive, which was launched in 2015, is aimed at restoring the recognised government of Yemen.

More than 100 Emirati soldiers have lost their lives to date while serving in Yemen.