Bahraini pilot survives F-16 jet crash

2015-12-30 13:21


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Riyadh - Saudi Arabia says a Bahraini pilot who was flying for a kingdom-led coalition battling Shi'ite rebels in Yemen has survived a plane crash caused by a technical failure.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement from the kingdom's military saying the F-16 crashed in the Jizan province.

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's internationally recognised government has been battling the Shi'ite rebels, known as Houthis, since March.

The United Nations says the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country has killed more than 5 800 people since then.

Bahrain earlier announced that three of its soldiers were killed and others were wounded along Saudi Arabia's southern border.

Read more on:    saudi arabia  |  bahrain  |  yemen

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