Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen goes missing

May 11th, 2015  
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Topic: Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen goes missing

By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Mohammed Ghobari RABAT/CAIRO (Reuters) - A Moroccan F-16 warplane has gone missing while on a mission with Saudi-led forces in Yemen, Morocco's military said on Monday, and Yemen's dominant Houthi militia said regional tribesmen shot down the aircraft. The disappearance of the Moroccan jet and intensifying duels of heavy-weapons fire across the border between the Iran-allied Houthis and Saudi forces could endanger a five-day humanitarian truce due to start in Yemen on Tuesday morning. Saudi-led air strikes hit military bases and weapons stores in the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Monday evening, setting off huge blasts that residents said launched rockets into the air which then crashed back down. Backed by Washington, the Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthi rebels and army units loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 26 with the aim of restoring exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

May 11th, 2015  
Breaking first images of Moroccan F-16 lost over Yemen.


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