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F-16 jet crash: Bahraini pilot survives, says Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, Dec 30: A Bahraini pilot survived the jet crash while flying for a kingdom-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday, media reported.

"The F-16 jet crashed in Jizan province due to technical failure," said Saudi Arabia military official.

Bahraini pilot survives F-16 jet crash

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

According to UN figures, the war in Yemen has killed at least 5,884 people since March, when fighting escalated after the Saudi-led coalition began launching airstrikes targeting the rebels.

Read More: UN ships medicine to 1.2 million people in war-torn central Yemen

More than three million people, of whom, almost 400,000 were internally displaced, are in dire need of humanitarian aid in Yemen's central Taiz governorate.

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