Abu Dhabi TV correspondents hurt in Yemen


Rebecca Hawkes

| 12 October 2015

Two journalists from state-owned Abu Dhabi TV have sustained minor injuries during an ISIS attack in Aden.

Correspondent Saleh Ali and photo-journalist Yasser Adnan are now in a stable condition at home, said UAE news agency WAM.

The journalists are part of the Arab coalition media coverage team reporting on the conflict in Yemen.

"We are determined to maintain a professional line and exercise responsibilities towards the nation and society by conveying the truth and coverage of the achievements of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen," said Mohammed Al Mahmoud, chairman and managing director of the Abu Dhabi Media Company, which runs Abu Dhabi TV.

"We will continue to cover the role of the UAE armed forces within the Arab coalition forces, led by Saudi Arabia, to restore legitimacy to Yemen."

A technical team from ADMC will remain on the ground to cover the conflict in Yemen where the coalition forces – comprising five Gulf states, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan – are trying to take control from rival Houthi group and restore the elected government.