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    A local source told Sputnik that a warplane of the Saudi-led coalition striking Yemen’s Houthi rebels was downed in area near country's capital Sanaa.

    SANAA (Sputnik) – A warplane of the Saudi-led coalition striking Yemen’s Houthi rebels was downed in Al Hatarish area near country's capital Sanaa, local source told Sputnik Saturday.

    Earlier in the day, Yemeni media reported that country’s air defense forces had hit a coalition jet.

    According to the source, the pilot of the jet is “alive and was placed under arrest.”

    On Wednesday night, a Saudi Arabia-led coalition including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Pakistan and Egypt launched a military campaign against Houthi positions in Sanaa. The operation followed a request by the country's ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

    The airstrikes have caused dozens of deaths and casualties.


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