Breaking: Houthi rebels shoot down Saudi Tornado warplane in north Yemen

Houthi rebels have shot down a Saudi warplane was conducting air-raids over northern Yemen, Houthi media reported moments ago.

According to Saudi reports, the downed aircraft is a Panavia Tornado of the Saudi Royal Air Force was on a combat mission in the skies over Saada province in northern Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Akhbar news agency quoted the Arab alliance as confirming the evacuation of two pilots after a joint search and rescue operation because of the fall of their fighter plane in Yemen due to “technical failure”.

The Panavia Tornado is a joint British-West German-Italian strike fighter aircraft design originally entering service with Western European air forces in 1979.

More details to follow…

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