UAE says soldier has died on 'routine' training mission

UAE soldiers load their military vehicle with rockets during manoeuvres. (AFP/Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

The UAE announced on Saturday that one of its soldiers has died during a routine training mission in the country.

The General Command of the Armed Forces announced the death of First Corporal Obaid Jowhar Obaid Al Zaabi in a statement cited by state news agency WAM.

It extended its sincere condolences to the soldier's family and relatives.

"The General Command of the Armed Forces prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the martyr's soul in peace, as well as bestow patience and solace on his family," said the statement without giving any further details about the incident.

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