Saudi to treat UAE, Bahraini soldiers killed in Yemen as citizens

Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed his pride of the courage of officers and members of the coalition

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said Emirati and Bahrain soldiers who were “martyred” in Yemen will be treated as Saudis “materially and morally,” the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

The Crown Prince vowed that the blood of “our martyrs will not go in vain.”

He also said “the [Saudi-led] coalition will continue its operations with determination to defeat the [Houthi] rebels and their supporters who tampered with the future of the brotherly people of Yemen and their attempt to destabilize the region.”

The Iran-backed Houthi militia and their allies in Yemen’s army fired a Soviet-era ballistic missile at an army base in the central province of Marib on Friday, killing at least 60 Gulf Arab soldiers on Friday.

This has prompted Arab troops from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar to be deployed in Marib, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported Tuesday.