Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on Thursday led the condolences to the family of fallen soldier Sultan Mohammed bin Huwaidin Al Ketbi.
Other dignitaries to pay their respects included Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who met family members of Al Ketbi, who died while taking part in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.
During his visit to the mourning majlis in Al Dhaid, Sheikh Saif extended his heartfelt sympathies to the family of the martyr and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise and to grant patience to his family.
Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, along with Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, also offered condolences to the family.
Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, and Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ruler’s Office, sent similar cables of condolence.
Al Ketbi, along with Saudi officer Abdullah Al Sahian and dozens of other Arabian Gulf, Yemeni and Sudanese coalition soldiers, was killed in a rocket strike on Monday. The rocket was fired at coalition forces in the Dhubab area, south-west of the city of Taez.