UAE rulers rename link road in honour of fallen soldiers

Road linking the emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah is renamed Martyrs Street after Yemen deaths
Emiratis burry the body of Mohammed Hussein Ali al-Hosni, an Emirati armed forces soldier who was killed in Yemens eastern province of Marib. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Mon 14 Sep 2015 02:07 PM

The road linking the emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah has been renamed to honour the UAE soldiers recently killed in action in Yemen.

Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, ruler of Fujairah, and Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, issued directives to rename the road "Martyrs Street", news agency WAM reported.

The renaming is in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives while performing their national duty during the Saudi-led coalition Operation Restoring Hope in support of the government of Yemen.

The launching ceremony of Martyrs Street, or Shuhada Street in Arabic comes just days after the bodies of the UAE soldiers who died while fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen last week were returned to the country.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces announced that a total of 52 UAE soldiers were martyred.

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