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
According 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
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
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
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
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.