Saudi-led coalition issued a statement Sunday that a warplane from Saudi Arabia’s air forces fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen crashed due to a technical fault while conducting military operations.
The statement comes following the claim made by Houthi rebels that they shot down a Tornado GR4 fighter bomber in the northern province of Saada on Sunday, the Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported.
But the Saudi statement carried by the Saudi state news agency SPA said the plane had crashed in the war zone due to technical error. It said the Saudi-led coalition conducted a special operation to evacuate the two pilots who survived the crash.
The Saudi-led coalition has been conducting regular surveillance operations and airstrikes on Yemeni territories controlled by the Houthi rebels as part of its war on Yemen that began in 2015.
The conflict - widely seen as a proxy war between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran - has displaced more than 2 million people, caused a cholera epidemic and pushed the country to the brink of famine. At least 10,000 people have been killed.
Yemen has unveiled domestically manufactured ‘high-precision naval missiles, Mandab 1 at an exhibition in the western port city of Hudaydah. Senior Yemeni officials and military commanders of the Houthi Ansarullah movement have inspected domestically-manufactured naval missiles showcased by Yemen's armed forces at an exhibition,
A day after Yemens Houti rebels launched a missile targeting Riyadh Airport, Saudi-led coalition announced a land, sea and air blockade of Yemen claiming that the missile components had been supplied by Iran. In addition, the coalition announced a combined reward of US$450 million for the arrest of 40 Houti leaders and Iranian individuals it said were responsible for the missile attack and weapons supplies to the rebels
A Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon aircraft has reportedly crashed during its combat mission against Houthi fighters over Yemen on Wednesday. The Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen says the Typhoon warplane crashed into a mountain in Al Wadea district on September 13 killing its pilot identified as Mahna al-Biz, Saba news agency reported
Saudi Arabian military helicopter crashed yesterday while carrying out operational duties in the province of Marib in Yemen, killing at least 12 personnel. Four officers and eight non-commissioned officers from the Saudi armed forces were reportedly killed when a Black Hawk helicopter went down, Saudi news agency SPA reported Tuesday
An Indian expatriate was hurt when Yemeni rebel forces fired a ballistic missile at a Saudi Arabian National Guard base in the kingdoms southern Najran region. Aden based Al-Masirah television reported Saturday identifying the missile as the short-range Badr-1
A passenger plane, a twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 flying from Bangladesh, has reportedly crashed killing atleast 38 people, as it landed at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal. The plane swerved repeatedly before it crashed, landing near the runway, various media reported
The US State Department has approved sale of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) system support services for an estimated cost of $500 million to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today
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