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Yemeni Forces Shoot down F15 Jet in Najran

20 May 2017 12:54

 

Yemen’s revolutionary forces shot down an F15 fighter jet taking part in the bombing campaign of Saudi-led coalition against Yemen.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted a local military source as saying that the Air Defense Force in the Yemeni army, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, shot down an F15 warplane of the Saudi-led aggression.

The source said that the warplane was shot down in Saudi’s Najran after being targeted by Yemeni forces positioned in the northern town of Saada.

Earlier in February 24, another F16 warplane taking part in the Saudi-led aggression was downed in Najran, two months after an Apache helicopter was downed in the same front in December 29, 2016.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

However, the revolutionary forces of Ansarullah and the popular committees have been heroically confronting the aggression with all means.

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