Armed Forces officers receive the bodies at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. WAM
The bodies of six UAE martyrs arrived at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi aboard a UAE Air Force plane on Saturday.
The martyrs are Captain Saeed Ahmed Rashid Al Mansouri; Warrant Officer Ali Abdullah Ahmed Al Dhanhani; Warrant Officer Zayed Musllam Suhail Al Amri; Warrant Officer Saleh Hassan Saleh bin Amro; Warrant Officer Nasser Mohamed Hamad Al Kaabi, and Sergeant Saif Dhawi Rashid Al Tunaiji.
Several senior Armed Forces officers received the bodies at the airport, where a special military ceremony was organised to mark the return of the bodies.
The General Headquarters, GHQ, of the UAE Armed Forces had earlier mourned the martyrdom of the six Emirati servicemen in a vehicle collision while performing their national duty during operations in the field.
Al Baloushi died while performing his national duty in Najran, Saudi Arabia, as part of UAE Armed Forces' participation in ''Operation Decisive Storm'' and ''Operation Restore Hope'' within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that martyrdom is the highest degree of devotion and dedication to the homeland, and only great nations are built through sacrifice and sincere belonging.
The UAE Armed Forces General Command have announced the martyrdom of six Emirati servicemen in a vehicle collision while performing their national duty in operations field.
Qatar's Interior Ministry described the building as a four-story structure in Doha's Bin Durham neighborhood. It said rescuers found seven survivors, while the one person killed had been inside the building at the time of the collapse.
A large number of diplomatic corps, officials of the UAE, prominent business individuals and Pakistani community residing in the UAE participated in the event.
The pardon gives the released prisoners an opportunity to get a fresh start in life and reintegrate into the community, he added.