Qatari troops killed

7 Days in Dubai - - SPECIAL REPORT: YEMEN -

Qatar said yes­ter­day that three of its sol­diers have been killed while par­tic­i­pat­ing in Saudi-led mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions in Ye­men. It was Qatar’s big­gest known loss of life in the con­flict since its first re­ported ground de­ploy­ment in the coun­try last Septem­ber. The Qatari mil­i­tary said the deaths oc­curred on Mon­day but did not pro­vide any de­tails. The mil­i­tary state­ment, car­ried by the of­fi­cial Qatar News Agency, iden­ti­fied the three killed sol­diers as Mo­hammed Awad Salim, Mo­hammed Da­wood Khayal and Mo­hammed Nasser Mo­hammed. Ye­men’s con­flict pits the in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised gov­ern­ment and the Saudi-led mil­i­tary coali­tion against Shia Houthi rebels and forces loyal to a for­mer pres­i­dent. The Saudi-led coali­tion has been car­ry­ing out airstrikes against the Houthis and their al­lies since March 2015. Airstrikes on a wa­ter well in north­ern Ye­men this week re­port­edly killed 30 peo­ple and wounded 17, a UN of­fi­cial said on Mon­day.

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