Six Qatari soldiers during fighting along the Saudi Arabia and Yemen border on Saturday.
Qatar’s defense ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency QNA that the six were injured “while conducting their duties within the Qatari contingent defending the southern borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.
From Al Masdar News:
The statement released by Qatar’s defense ministry never stated how the soldiers were injured. Who were they fighting?
This comes as a development of the dispute occurred between Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, on the one hand, and Qatar on the other. The conflict started after Qatari state news agency (QNA) had published controversial statements ascribed to Emir of Qatar, in which he criticized policy of Persian Gulf Countries towards Iran calling for improvement of relations with the Islamic Republic.
The news agency later claimed to be hacked.
Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces was in Saudi Arabia yesterday for talks with the king to possibly discuss the dispute with Qatar and not Yemen.
From Channel News Asia:
The remarks published by Qatar’s news agency came just days after the US president’s trip to Saudi Arabia.
While Gulf states have made no public comment on the dispute, local Saudi and UAE media have heaped scorn on Qatar, accusing it of reneging on promises made during an earlier row to stop supporting Islamists, and of interfering in the affairs of its neighbours.