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Monday, May 11, 2015

Moroccan F-16 Fighter Jet Involved In Saudi-Led Airstrikes In Yemen Goes Missing, Investigation Underway

Moroccan F-16 Fighting FalconsA Moroccan F-16 fighter jet involved in Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes against the Iran-allied Houthi rebels went missing in Yemen Sunday, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces said in a statement early Monday.

Morocco, which has joined several other Gulf countries that are conducting airstrikes against the rebels, has six F-16 warplanes stationed in the Unites Arab Emirates.

"One of the F-16s of the Royal Armed Force (FAR) made at the disposal of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to restore the legitimacy in Yemen went missing on Sunday at 6 pm local time," according to FAR's statement carried by the state news agency MAP, Reuters reported.

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