A special military ceremony is held at the Al Bateen Airport upon arrival of the coffins of three Emiratis killed in Yemen. Image Credit: Supplied

Ras Al Khaimah: His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, on Sunday morning led funeral prayers for two of the three Emirati soldiers who died while serving their country.

First Corporal Juma Jawhar Juma Al Hammadi, First Corporal Khalid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shehhi, and First Corporal Fahim Saeed Ahmed Al Habsi, were killed in the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen on Saturday.

Sunday’s prayers, which were held at the Shaikh Zayed Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah, were also attended by Shaikh Khalid Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Shaikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and a number of other shaikhs, members of the armed forces, citizens and residents.

Earlier, the bodies of the three Emiratis arrived at Al Bateen Airport onboard a military plane of the UAE Air Force and Air Defence, accompanied by a number of Armed Forces officers.

Senior Armed Forces officers and non-commissioned officers held a special military ceremony at the airport to mark the return of the bodies.

On Saturday, the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces offered its sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of the three men. 

GAIAE offer condolences

The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) has offered its sincerest sympathies to the UAE’s leadership, its armed forces, and its people, as well as to the families of the servicemen who lost their lives while serving their country.

Dr. Mohammed Mattar Al Kaabi, Chairman of GAIAE, prayed to Allah to “forever rest the souls of the martyrs in peace”.