Four UAE soldiers die in helicopter crash

Four of the UAE soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Saturday. The UAE authorities confirmed that the crash took place at a routine mission in Yemen.

They were “carrying out their normal mission in the Shabwa governorate in Yemen, where their helicopter had technical failure, which led to an emergency landing and hitting the ground,” the official news agency in UAE said.

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition formed in 2015 to fight the Iran-aligned Houthi group, which controls most of northern Yemen and the capital Sanaa, in a war that has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.