The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces has announced that 1st Corporal Juma Jawhar Juma Al Hammadi, 1st Corporal Khalid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shehhi and 1st Corporal Fahim Saeed Ahmed Al Habsi, were martyred while performing their national duty as part of the UAE forces in ‘Operation Restoring Hope’, led by Saudi Arabia, to support the legitimate government in Yemen.
The GHQ offered condolences to the families of the three heroes and prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow his mercy on them, to rest them in eternal peace among the martyrs, and to grant their families patience and fortitude to bear their loss.
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, this morning led funeral prayers for two of the three Emirati soldiers who died while serving their country on Saturday.
The prayers, which were held at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Ras al-Khaimah, were also attended by Sheikh Khalid bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and a number of other Sheikhs, members of the armed forces, citizens and residents.
Earlier, the bodies of the three Emirati martyrs arrived at Al Bateen Airport onboard a military plane of the UAE Air Force and Air Defence, accompanied by a number of Armed Forces officers.
Senior Armed Forces officers and non-commissioned officers held a special military ceremony at the airport to mark the return of the bodies.
Yesterday, the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces offered its sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of the three men.
Nahyan, Abdullah pay respects to family of martyr Juma Al Hammadi
Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, have offered their condolences to the family of Emirati serviceman, Juma Jawhar Al Hammadi.
Al Hammadi was martyred while performing his national duty as part of the UAE forces in Operation Restoring Hope, led by Saudi Arabia, to support the legitimate government in Yemen.
While visiting the martyr's family residence at Umm Khanoor district, Sharjah, Sheikh Nahyan and Sheikh Abdullah expressed their profound sorrow and solace to the bereaved family.
They prayed to Almighty Allah to bestow his mercy on them, grant them rest in eternal peace among the martyrs, and to grant their families patience and fortitude to bear their loss.
Sheikh Nahyan said the martyr, Al Hammadi, and other Emirati martyrs "will be remembered and cherished in the nation's memory, given their huge sacrifices for the sake of the nation and in support of the sisterly state of Yemen."
Sheikh Abdullah said, "The sacrifices made by the homeland protectors and their bravery will remain in the consciousness and conscience of the loyal people of the UAE." He saluted the UAE Armed Forces and all the servicemen for their sincere efforts and sacrifices to restore the legitimate government in Yemen.
The family of the martyr expressed its sincere thanks and appreciation to both, Sheikhs Nahyan and Abdullah, for this humanitarian gesture. The family also added that it was proud about the visit, which left a positive impact and eased the burden of sorrow. It added that it would remain faithful to the UAE and its wise leadership.
Emirati martyrs be treated as Saudi martyrs financially and morally
Meanwhile, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, has directed that First Corporal Juma Jouhar Juma Al Hammadi, First Corporal Khalid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shehhi and First Corporal Fahem Saeed Ahmed Al Habsi of the Emirati force participating in the coalition, who were martyred on Saturday, be treated as Saudi martyrs financially and morally, according to Saudi Press Agency.
The Joint Forces Command of Coalition for Supporting the legitimacy in Yemen announced in a statement on Saturday the martyrdom of the three soldiers while they were carrying out their duty in defence of the Yemeni people.
Saudi soldier martyred in Najran sector
Yemeni pro-government forces, loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, drove on motorbikes through an entrance of the Al Anad airbase in the southern Lahj governorate, some 50 kilometres north of the Red Sea port of Aden. (AFP)
Sergeant Majid bin Fahd bin Fahid Al-Subaie, member of the National Guard, was martyred after being hit by a military shell in Najran Sector, the Joint Forces Command said in a statement today.
The Command prayed Allah Almighty to bless his soul and offered condolences to his family.
Arab coalition delivers 100 vehicles to Aden police
The local authorities of Aden Governorate said the Police have received 100 Toyota Land Cruiser VXR vehicles from the Command of the Arab coalition.
The appearance of the new vehicles on the streets of Aden impressed the residents who thanked the Saudi-led Arab coalition for supporting the police with the fleet of sophisticated cars.