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Aircraft malfunction kills four UAE soldiers in Yemen

ABU DHABI, Aug 11 (KUNA) -- The UAE armed forces said Friday that four Emirati soldiers, part of the Saudi led-coalition forces fighting for legitimacy in Yemen, were killed while on duty, official media reported.
While attempting to make an emergency landing in Shabwa governorate, southern Yemen, due to a malfunction, the soldiers' helicopter crashed to the ground leading to their demise, UAE's General Command of the Armed Forces said in a statement, according to Emirati News Agency (WAM).
Earlier, the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen said that the incident occurred in territory controlled by Yemen's legitimate government. (end) bs.ma