Two Air Force pilots with a UAE contingent fighting in Yemen have been killed in a plane crash, state media reported.
The WAM news agency said the pilots were killed when their military plane crashed due to a "technical failure" while on a mission to Yemen.
The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting to prop up Yemen's government against a rebel alliance backed by Iran.
The coalition regularly conducts air raids on rebel-held areas and on targets linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the radical network's Yemen branch.
More than 8,600 people have been killed since the Saudi-led coalition joined the Yemen war in 2015, according to the World Health Organization.
Another 2,100 have died of cholera this year.
The war has pushed Yemen - the poorest country in the Arab world - to the brink of famine.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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