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Umm Al Quwain ruler names residential area 'Martyrs City'

Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla issues directives to honour UAE soldiers recently killed in action in Yemen

Umm Al Quwain ruler names residential area 'Martyrs City'
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)

The ruler of Umm Al Quwain has announced that a new residential area being built in the emirate will be named in honour of UAE soldiers recently killed in action in Yemen.

Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla has issued directives to name the residential area being built by the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme as Martyrs City, news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Saud also ordered the construction of a memorial facing the Emiri Diwan and naming the surrounding area Martyrs' Square.

The ruler also directed authorities to turn those locations into "national symbols which express the bravery of the men who were martyred full of pride and dignity, and reflect the unity between the UAE leadership and its people".

The naming tribute is the latest to be announced following the death of more than 50 UAE soldiers in action in Yemen.

On Monday, it was reported that 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.

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