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Emirati soldier killed in Saudi border region of Najran

Tariq Hussein Hassan Al Baloushi was part of the UAE Armed Forces' participation in 'Operation Decisive Storm' and 'Operation Restore Hope'

Emirati soldier killed in Saudi border region of Najran

First Corporal Tariq Hussein Hassan Al Baloushi died in Najran, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Getty Images)

The UAE Armed Forces General Command has announced the death of First Corporal Tariq Hussein Hassan Al Baloushi.

According to a report on Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Baloushi died in Najran, Saudi Arabia, where he was part of the UAE Armed Forces’ participation in ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and ‘Operation Restore Hope’ within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.

A statement on WAM said: “The Armed Forces Command extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the martyr, and prayed to Allah to shower His mercy on his soul, make Paradise his last abode and grant patience and solace to his family.”

The Arab coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain intervened in the war in Yemen to restore the internationally-recognised government after it was ousted by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in 2015.

Saudi Arabia’s border areas near Houthi held territory have faced constant attacks from rockets and missiles fired from inside Yemen.