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…