Saudi Fighter Jet Crashes in Yemen during Operation to Fight Houthi Rebels

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Have Claimed Responsibility for the Crash

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A Saudi fighter jet crashed in Yemen on Saturday, the official Saudi Press Agency said.

The Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado jet is reported to have crashed in northern al-Jawf province. The crash happened during an operation by the Saudi-UAE-led coalition to fight the Houthi rebels.

A spokesperson for the Houthi rebels had earlier released a statement saying it shot down the Tornado using an advanced surface-to-air missile.

In a separate statement, Houthi health officials said at least 30 civilians were killed in air raids carried out by the government forces.

The death toll could not be independently verified.

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