Updated in: 19 August 2017 - 14:12
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TEHRAN (defapress)- A Black Hawk helicopter, belonging to the United Arab Emirate (UAE), crashed in Southern Yemen, killing four of its crew.
News ID: 65555
Publish Date: 12August 2017 - 13:23

UAE Military Chopper Crashes in Southern YemenAccording to Yemen's official Saba news agency, the chopper crashed in the Amqeel area of Al-Rawdah district in the South-central Yemeni province of Shabwah on Friday afternoon.

The general command of the UAE’s armed forces confirmed that four of its soldiers were killed after their helicopter was hit by a technical fault.

The UAE is one of the main allies of Riyadh in its deadly war against the Yemeni nation. The United States has also been providing arms and military training as well as bombing coordinates to the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of the protracted war, which has failed to achieve its goals.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, however the Riyadh regime has failed to reach its goals despite suffering great expense.

Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The Al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

The director of Yemen's national blood bank has announced that the blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of money after an international medical charity decided to end two years of support.

The head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the war-torn country has also announced early August that Yemen's ongoing conflict and a "man-made” humanitarian catastrophe has "no end in sight", warning that nearly 7 million people are at risk of starvation.

Also, according to reports, a total of 2,000 people have also been killed by a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen since late April, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

 

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