UAE solider dies after wounds sustained in Yemen

In this Sept. 17, 2015 photo, an Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen. (AP)

Saeed Anbar Juma al-Falasi, an Emirati solider, has died from wounds he sustained in a Yemen operation, the state news agency (WAM) reported the UAE’s Armed Forces as saying on Tuesday.

Falasi, who was being treated at a hospital in France, was the latest UAE solider killed during the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s efforts in Yemen, aimed at restoring legitimacy of the southern Arabian Peninsula country’s internationally recognized movement of President Abedrabu Mansour Hadi.

The General Command of the Armed Forces offered its deepest condolences to his family but did not any disclose any further detail of where and how Falasi died during the Yemen operation.

The local 7DAYS daily said Falasi’s death brings the total number of UAE soldiers killed in Yemen up to 99.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49