People search for victims inside a funeral hall after it was targeted by airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Xinhua Photo)
DUBAI, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Saturday one of its soldiers was killed during the operation "Restore Hope" with the Saudi-led Arab coalition defending "legitimate forces" in Yemen, Emirati state news agency WAM reported.
The soldier was named Rashid Ali Mohamed Zhori. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to his family members. The report did not disclose the cause of the soldier's death which marked the second military personnel loss within one day.
Earlier in the day, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said a soldier was killed in a routine training mission in the UAE.
The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab states to support Yemen's internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the fight against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group.