UAE says 22 soldiers killed in action during Yemen campaign

September 4, 2015 12:12 PM

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UAE says 22 soldiers killed in action during Yemen campaign

Twenty-two soldiers from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis, UAE state news agency WAM said on Friday.

The Houthis said they fired a rocket at a weapons cache in a camp used by Gulf coalition forces in the central Marib area, killing dozens of Emirati and Yemeni soldiers and destroying a number of Apache helicopters and armed vehicles.

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