Emirati officer killed in Yemen operation

The Saudi Arabian-led military coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Yemen since March, in what was known as Operation Decisive Storm. (File photo: Reuters)

an Emirati officer was killed while taking part in ‘Operation Restoring Hope’ aimed at restoring the legitimacy of Yemen's president, the country's news agency (WAM) reported Tuesday.

The officer, who was named as Lieutenant Abdul Aziz Sarhan Saleh Al Kaabi, was killed while performing his duty, the agency said without giving further details.

The Saudi Arabian-led military coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Yemen since March, in what was known as Operation Decisive Storm.

Operation Decisive Storm ended in April and was replaced by Operation Restoring Hope, which was aimed at reviving political talks and achieve humanitarian goals such as repatriating foreign nationals and providing aid.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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