Yemen Army Shoots Down Saudi Jet over Jawf
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni troops downed a Saudi-led warplane in the northern province of Jawf in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing aggression against the Arab country.
Yemeni air defense units managed to target and shoot down a fighter jet of Tornado type in the skies of Jawf late on Friday night, al-Masirah television network reported.
It also quoted spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree as saying that the multi-role combat aircraft had been shot down with an advanced surface-to-air missile, according to Press TV.
Back in January 2018, the Yemeni missile units managed to shoot down a Tornado fighter jet and an F-15 warplane.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past nearly five years.
The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.