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Moroccan fighter jet goes missing in Yemen

11 May 2015, 11:20

Rabat - Morocco's armed forces say one of its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing.

The statement carried by the state news agency MAP said early on Monday that the plane has been missing since 18:00 the previous day.

The pilot of the second jet said he didn't see pilot of the jet that went missing eject added the statement, which said that an investigation is under way.

Moroccan forces, together with those of the rest of the Gulf countries are taking part in air strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen that have taken over large sections of the country.

Morocco has six F-16 jets stationed in the United Arab Emirates.

- AP


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