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UAE Launches Fresh Yemen Attacks

UAE Launches Fresh Yemen AttacksUAE Launches Fresh Yemen Attacks

 Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes on several targets across Yemen.

The strikes came a day after 45 Emirati soldiers died in Yemen in a missile strike claimed by Houthi fighters, BBC reported.

Ten Saudi troops fighting the rebels were also killed in the Houthi attack, Saudi officials said on Saturday.

The UAE also announced on Saturday three days of mourning for its troops who died in a missile strike on an ammunition depot in Marib province.

Bahrain also said that five of its troops were killed on Friday, reportedly in the same blast.

The Houthi fighters described the attack as revenge for “crimes” committed by the Saudi-led coalition, which has carried out months of airstrikes in Yemen.

According to Emirati state media, Emirati airstrikes hit Houthi rebel targets in a number of places inside Yemen.

The UN says some 4,500 people, including at least 2,110 civilian, have been killed in fighting on the ground and by coalition airstrikes since late March.

Coalition countries are thought to have sent several thousand troops to Yemen in an effort to restore former president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to power.

They helped southern militiamen opposed to the Houthis retake the southern port city of Aden in July.

Financialtribune.com