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Amir condoles loss of UAE soldier

Trooper killed near Yemen border

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable on Thursday to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, offering his condolences over the death of one of the soldiers from the UAE military participating in Operation Decisive Storm. His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon this death.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah have sent similar cables to the UAE president. The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that one of its soldiers was killed in an area of Saudi Arabia on the border with Yemen.

The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the corporal was killed in the Najran region, which is on the Saudi- Yemen border, but did not specify how he was killed. The UAE has been pulling its troops out of Yemen after being Saudi Arabia’s main partner in the years long war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

The conflict has ground to a stalemate and sparked a devastating humanitarian crisis. Separately, a missile attack killed at least three senior military officers and three soldiers from Yemen’s internationally recognized government, the defense ministry said.

This was the second attack in the past two weeks against government forces in the central province of Marib. No group claimed responsibility for either attack. Among the dead Wednesday were Brigadier Abdel-Raqib al-Sayadi, the commander of the military camp in Sahn al- Gin district, the defense ministry statement said.

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