Saudi Air Force jet crashes in southern Asir region due to technical failure

A Saudi Arabian Royal Air Force Tornado jet came down in Asir region in the early hours of Thursday morning. (Flickr/Alan Wilson/Panavia Tornado IDS '7507'/Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0)
Updated 12 July 2018

Saudi Air Force jet crashes in southern Asir region due to technical failure

RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian Royal Air Force Tornado jet came down in Asir region in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki.

The aircraft was returning from a training mission when it crashed in the southern region due to a technical failure, Al-Maliki said.

The two pilots on board the aircraft survived the crash.

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Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 19 August 2019

Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.