TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Emirati soldier has been killed in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military announced Thursday.
The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces announced the death of soldier Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah al-Hosani, the official Emirates News Agency (ENA) reported.
Al-Hosani was reportedly killed while taking part in operations being conducted in Yemen by a Saudi-led military coalition, of which the UAE is a member.
ENA did not provide any additional details regarding the soldier’s death, including where he was killed.
Al-Hosani is the second Emirati soldier to be killed within the last week. Last Thursday, another UAE soldier was killed in Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region near the border with Yemen.
And in mid-October, two Emirati army pilots affiliated with the coalition were killed when their plane crashed due to what coalition officials described as a “technical failure”.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two and half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.
Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.