November 20, 2019 / 4:04 PM / 16 days ago

Yemen's Houthis say they intercepted a Saudi-led coalition warplane: spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Wednesday it intercepted an F-15 warplane of the Saudi-led coalition near the border with Saudi Arabia.

“Our air defense systems have intercepted an F-15 fighter jet belonging to the countries of aggression in Saada province,” the group’s military spokesman said in a Twitter post.

There was no immediate confirmation from the coalition that has been battling the group for more than four years.

(This story corrects throughout to say warplane intercepted, not shot down.)

Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Catherine Evans

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