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Houthi fighters say they downed the warplane (file picture)
A warplane belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has crashed in the northern province of al-Jawf.
A coalition spokesman confirmed that a Saudi Tornado fighter jet had “fallen” while carrying out a support mission near Yemeni army units, according to Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they shot down the plane.
The Saudi-led coalition has been battling the rebel Houthi movement since 2015.
It intervened after the Houthis ousted the internationally-recognised government from power in the capital Sanaa.
The Houthi rebels said they used ground-to-air missiles to down the warplane on Friday night. They also accused the coalition of killing 30 people in airstrikes in al-Jawf on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia has not provided details of any casualties from the crash.