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September 16, 2019
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Rebels shot down Moroccan F-16 in Yemen

SANAA: Houthi rebels in Yemen have shot down a Moroccan F-16 fighter jet which had had gone missing since 6 p.m.

A statement carried by the state news agency MAP said the plane had been missing since 6 p.m. the previous day,

Houthi militias broadcasted a video they said was showing wreckage of the missing jet.

The Houthi TV channel al-Masira said the plane was shot down by tribesmen loyal to the group in Saada province near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia.

The pilot of a second jet has said he did not see pilot of the missing jet eject. The MAP statement said an investigation was under way into the whereabouts of the missing jet.