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Two Qatari soldiers injured in Yemen

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Injured Qatari soldier
Injured Qatari soldier

Two Qatari soldiers have recently been injured while fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to local media reports.

The men, Sgt. Salman Mahwish Al Ruwaili and Abdul Hadi Rashid Al Watheen, are being hailed as heroes on social media.

However, the circumstances of their injuries remain unclear.

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The soldiers are part of a Saudi-led coalition that supports Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi’s fight against Houthi rebels.

According to Al Jazeera, more than 9,000 people have been killed and 2.8 million more have fled their homes since March 2015, when the coalition began launching air strikes.

The two soldiers’ injuries come months after a Qatar special forces soldier was killed in Yemen in November.

Muhammad Hamid Sulayman’s death marked Qatar’s first reported casualty in the conflict.

Medical treatment

According to some reports, the Qatari soldiers were also visited in Hamad Hospital this week by Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al Attiyah:

After a few days at Hamad, Al Ruwaili will travel abroad for treatment under the directive of the Emir, Al Sharq reports.

He is in stable condition and will seek further treatment at a specialist facility in Germany.

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