UAE showers love, pride on soldiers back from Yemen

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The first batch of UAE Armed Forces soldiers returning from Yemen received a rapturous welcome from thousands of citizens and residents who lined the street and waved flags and banners of victory praising the achievements of the armed forces and the valiant martyrs.

 A convoy of UAE Armed Forces servicemen who returned from serving in Yemen takes part in the grand welcoming ceremony held at Zayed Military City on Saturday [Pic: Wam; Yousef Al Zaabi for Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi ]

 

 

 

Members of the UAE Armed Forces participate in the grand welcoming ceremony at Zayed Military City for UAE Armed Forces servicemen who returned from serving in Yemen. [Pic: Wam; Yousef Al Zaabi for Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi]

Citizens attend the grand welcoming ceremony at Zayed Military City for UAE Armed Forces servicemen who returned from serving in Yemen. [Pic: Wam; Yousef Al Zaabi for Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi]

 

 

 

A convoy of UAE Armed Forces servicemen who returned from serving in Yemen takes part in the grand welcoming ceremony held at Zayed Military City. [Pic: Wam; Yousef Al Zaabi for Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi]

The first batch of Emirati soldiers returned from Yemen on Saturday morning. The valiant soldiers are being accorded a grand welcome upon their arrival.

 

Picture Courtesy: Emarat Al Youm


1st batch of UAE forces arrive home

First batch of UAE Armed Forces arrived home on Saturday after performing their national duty in Yemen and handing responsibilities over to the second batch who are already stationed in Yemen as part of the Saudi-lead Arab Coalition forces participating in 'Operation Restoring Hope', aimed at supporting the legitimacy in Yemen.

Picture Courtesy: Al Bayan

One of the first batch's most notable roles was the liberation of Marib from the hands of Houthi militias and their allies, the forces of deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The significance of liberating Mareb, a key Yemeni province, is that it is home to the ancient landmark, the Mareb Dam, which was re-built by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The first batch personnel were accorded heroes' welcomes by the citizens and residents who lined the streets to greet them while waving the nation's flag.
 

Grand welcome for UAE troops

The first batch of troops who saw action in Yemen are coming back to the UAE in line with a troop rotation policy, which saw the second batch of UAE Armed Forces soldiers assume their duties in Yemen on November 2.

UAE citizens and residents are tweeting using a hashtag in Arabic, which translates to 'Replacing the Brave UAE Soldiers'.

The Armed Forces played a massive role in in the liberation of Marib from the Al Houthis and forces loyal to ousted Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, as well as liberating the Marib dam, which was rebuilt by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and inaugurated in 1986.

The objective of the Arab coalition’s operations in Yemen is to end the rebellion and restore stability to the country. Operation Restoring Hope was launched following Operation Decisive Storm in order to complete the liberation of Yemen and reconstruct it following the destruction perpetrated by the Al Houthis and Salehs.

 

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