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4 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen: UAE

AFP  |  Abu Dhabi 

Four Emirati soldiers have been killed in Yemen, the UAE armed forces said as its troops lead an offensive to take a strategic port city from rebels.

The deaths were announced in a statement published by the Emirati state agency yesterday, without detailing the time or location the soldiers were killed.

The has been playing a key role in the Saudi-led military campaign to back after Huthi rebels forced him into exile.

Yesterday they launched an offensive to retake the port city of from the Iran-allied Shiite rebels.

More than 100 Emirati soldiers have been killed in since the Saudi-led intervention there began in March 2015.

Overall, nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the alliance launched the intervention, contributing to what the UN has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 03:00 IST