Sat 12-08-2017 16:16 PM

Bodies of Emirati martyrs arrive in UAE

ABU DHABI, 12th August, 2017 (WAM) -- The bodies of the four Emirati martyrs, Captain Ahmed Khalifa Al Baloushi, 1st Lieutenant Pilot Jassem Saleh Al Zaabi, Warrant Officer Mohammed Saeed Al Hassani, and Warrant Officer Sameer Mohammed Murad Abu Bakr, have arrived at the Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi.

The bodies were accompanied by a number of officers from the UAE Armed Forces. Senior officers received the martyrs' bodies at a special military reception.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces on Friday mourned the death of the four martyrs, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah, Yemen, as their helicopter crash-landed after sustaining a technical failure.

WAM/Hassan Bashir