Three Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen ‘to be treated as Saudi martyrs’
The UAE armed forces said the three soldiers were killed while performing their “national duty”
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that the three Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen on Saturday would “be treated as Saudi martyrs financially and morally,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday.
The UAE armed forces said the three soldiers were killed while performing their “national duty” by taking part in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
The SPA statement read: “First Corporal Juma'ah Jouhar Juma'ah Al-Hammadi, First Corporal Khalid Mohammed Abdullah Al-Shehhi and First Corporal Fahem Saeed Ahmed Al-Habsi of the Emirati force participating in the coalition, who were martyred yesterday, be treated as Saudi martyrs financially and morally.”
Prince Mohammed is also the kingdom’s defense minister and has been directing the air campaign since late March in an effort to halt advances by Iranian-backed Houthi militias, who seized Sanaa last year.