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UAE top commander injured, 3 Blackwater mercenaries killed in Yemen

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA -- The commander of the UAE forces in Yemen was injured and three Blackwater mercenaries, including a French officer, were killed in the province of Ta'iz on Friday.

"The special unit of the Yemeni army and popular forces attacked the convoy of the UAE and Blackwater forces in al-Sanameh region in the western part of al-Waziya of Ta'iz," a Yemeni military source announced on Friday.

The UAE has recently hired Blackwater forces to replace its regular soldiers in Yemen to fight against the Yemeni army and Ansarullah fighters.

The Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries comprises nine countries excluding Oman. They have launched an all-out aggression against the Yemeni nation since March 26 to help return the former fugitive Yemen president Mansour Hadi to power and prevent the Ansarullah revolutionary forces to regain power.

Yemen's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and people's houses have been destroyed so far.

Thousands of Yemeni people, including children and women, have been killed and tens of thousands of them have been displaced.

More than 80 percent of Yemen's infrastructure has been totally razed down.


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