Saudi warplane crashes in southern Yemen, pilot killed: Report

‘A Saudi warplane has crashed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan for unknown reasons, killing the pilot onboard.

The Typhoon warplane crashed into a mountain in Al Wade’a district on Wednesday, Yemen’s Saba news agency reported.

The report identified the pilot as Mahna al-Biz.

Last week, a UAE pilot was also killed in another warplane crash in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia along with his allies — Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan– has been pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate the former Yemeni government, a close Riyadh ally.

Houthi fighters, backed by the Yemeni army and popular forces, have been defending the country against the all-out aggression.’

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