LAST_UPDATETue, 20 Mar 2018 1pm

UAE Says Two Soldiers Killed "On Duty" In Yemen

DUBAI, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces said Friday that two soldiers were killed "while on duty" with the Saudi-led coalition's "Operation Restoring Hope" in Yemen, UAE state news agency WAM reported, according to China's Xihua news agency.

The report did not disclose the details of circumstances in which the two soldiers were killed.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said it offered its condolences to the family of the fallen servicemen, "praying to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow solace on his family."

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab states to support Yemen's internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the fight against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group.