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Emirati killed in fighting in Yemen

UAE Armed Forces announces that a serviceman was martyred

Emirati killed in fighting in Yemen
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The General Headquarters, GHQ, of the UAE Armed Forces on Tuesday announced that serviceman Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al Bishir was martyred while taking part in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.

The GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces extended its sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the martyr and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace.

According to local media reports, Al Bishir had five siblings, three brothers and two sisters.

The Ras Al Khaimah martyr was 26-year-old, said Hassan Al Bishir, his older brother. Hassan stressed that his brother, who joined the army in 2010, was keen to be part of Restoring Hope Operation, asking from his superiors to be sent to Yemen.

He was single, but was planning to marry soon after finishing his military service. He lived with his family in Al Dhait in RAK, he used to say he wanted to build a house before getting married.

Hassan said that Al Bishir said goodbye to his family on April 20, which was 12 days before his martyrdom.