ABU DHABI, 11th January, 2017 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received phone calls from Their Majesties the kings and leaders of a number of sisterly Arab states, in which they offered their condolences and solace on the martyrdom of a number of Emiratis while performing humanitarian and charitable duties in Afghanistan.

Sheikh Mohamed received the phone calls from The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia; His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco; President Omar Hassan Al Bashir of Sudan and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia.

They expressed their sincere condolences and sympathy to the UAE leadership, government and people as well as to the families of the martyrs. The Arab leaders prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the souls of the martyrs in peace and bestow solace on their families.

They also wished a speedy recovery to the injured and prayed the UAE would be preserved from all evils, expressing their strong condemnation of the terrorist act.

The Arab leaders voiced their unwavering support and full solidarity with the UAE to counter terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

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