Saudi Warplane Crashes In Yemen; Pilots Escape

Saudi Warplane Crashes In Yemen; Pilots Escape

Saudi Warplane Crashes In Yemen; Pilots Escape

He also stressed the need to have all ports open without interruption so that humanitarian supplies can be shipped into Yemen. For this to happen, the parties to the conflict must cease hostilities and engage meaningfully with the United Nations to achieve a lasting political settlement.

Earlier Friday, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said the rebels in Yemen must immediately stop all crimes committed against politicians and civilians.

A Yemeni military source told Iran's Press TV, on condition of anonymity, that the fighter jet was targeted on Sunday evening as it was flying in the skies over Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district in the country's northwestern mountainous province of Sa'ada, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far. The U.S. -backed coalition has repeatedly accused Saudi rival Iran of arming the rebels.

The Houthi rebels seized Yemen's capital of Sanaa in 2014, forcing the country's internationally recognized president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to temporarily flee to Saudi Arabia.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out an operation against the Houthis aimed at restoring the government of Hadi.

The almost three years into Yemen's civil war have killed over 10,000 Yemenis, mostly children, and displaced 3 million others, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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