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Bahrain F-16 crashes in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, December 30, 2015

A Bahraini F-16 jet taking part in a mostly Gulf Arab military campaign in Yemen crashed in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, according to a coalition statement on the Saudi state news agency.

The pilot survived after the plane suffered a technical fault and came down in the Jizan region, the statement added, without going into further detail.

Bahrain has taken part in the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-allied Houthi movement for nine months, and scores of ground forces from the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been killed since the start of the conflict.

In a separate incident, Bahrain's official news agency BNA reported on Tuesday that three of its servicemen were killed along Saudi Arabia's southern border in an accident. - Reuters




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