Three Qatari soldiers have been killed in Yemen, an army statement said, the emirate’s biggest losses since it sent troops to join a Saudi-led coalition waging war on the impoverished Arab country .
The statement published by the official QNA news agency gave no details of how the three soldiers were killed saying only that they had been “martyred on Monday”.
The losses are the first in Yemen to be announced by the Qatari army since November last year when one soldier was killed in action.
Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.
Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.