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Pilot flying Saudi-led military plane survives after jet crashes in Yemen

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Washington: A Bahraini pilot who was flying a Saudi-led coalition plane has survived after the F-16 crashed in Yemen where they are fighting Shiite rebels.

According to The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia claimed that the pilot survived the plane crash that was a result of a technical failure.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement from the kingdom’s military saying the F-16 crashed on Wednesday in Jizan province.

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s internationally recognized government has been battling the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, since March. (ANI)