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Saudi jet crashes in Yemen

DUBAI: A warplane from Saudi Arabia’s air forces fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen crashed yesterday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations, a statement carried by the Saudi state news agency SPA said. The Houthi armed movement’s TV channel Al-Massirah earlier said Houthi forces had shot down the fighter in Saada province, adding it was a Britain-made Tornado. The Saudi statement said the plane had crashed in the war zone. It said the Saudi-led coalition conducted a special operation to evacuate the two pilots who survived the crash.

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