November 20, 2019 / 7:19 PM / 23 days ago

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen Houthis claim of shooting down warplane is incorrect

FILE PHOTO: Saudi-led coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

(Reuters) - Spokesman Turki al-Malki for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Wednesday that “Yemen Houthis claim of shooting down a coalition F-15 warplane is incorrect”, according to the Saudi state news agency.

Yemen Houthis said on Wednesday that they had intercepted a coalition warplane near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam; editing by Grant McCool

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