UAE warplanes strike Yemeni rebel targets after major losses

Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck rebel targets across Yemen Saturday night, a day after at least 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, most of them from the UAE, were killed in a Houthi rebel attack on their base in the central Yemeni province of Marib. Apart from 45 Emiratis and five Bahrainis, Saudi military spokesman Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri said 10 Saudi soldiers were also killed,as well as four Yemeni soldiers.

The bodies of the Emirati soldiers were flown to Abu Dhabi.The UAE government has announced a three-day mourning period.

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