Three Qatari soldiers killed in Yemen

Qatari soldiers sit around the grave of their comrade, who was killed in Yemen, after his burial in Doha, Qatar November 12, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

Three Qatari members of a Gulf Arab military coalition have been killed during operations in Yemen, state media said, their country’s highest single death toll in the 18-month conflict.

The soldiers died on Monday, state news agency QNA said, without giving any information on how or where they lost their lives.

Qatar has sent around 1,000 ground troops to Yemen, the country’s first reported involvement in the Saudi-backed offensive.

The Arab coalition is fighting to try to restore Yemen’s President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi to power after Iran-allied Houthi militias advanced on his temporary headquarters in the southern port city of Aden in March last year.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47