UAE jet missing in Yemen during mission against Houthis
March 14, Sanaa: One of the warplanes of the United Arab Emirates is missing Yemen while taking part in a mission against Houthi rebels in the country.
The country's official news agency, WAM, announced the disappearance without giving further details.
The Saudi-led coalition of which UAE is a part has been carrying out air strikes since March 2015 in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
Some 6,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict. It is the first known loss of an Emirati jet in the conflict.
Officials have not yet announced the type of jet lost, or whether any pilots were harmed.
The UAE Air Force operates both F-16 and Mirage 2000 fighter jets.
The UN has criticised both the Saudi-led campaign and the Houthis for causing civilian casualties.
The Oslo Times