United States military helicopter crashes off coast of Yemen

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 27 Aug 2017 6:01 AM GMT

United States military helicopter crashes off coast of Yemen
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Sanaa: A US military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing.

Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, the report said, adding the crash took place Friday evening.

The reported cited the US army source as saying that this was a routine training event.

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Yemen, located on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, is engulfed in the years-long civil war.

The war pits Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies against a Saudi-led coalition backing the country's internationally recognized government.

The US has provided targeting and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition, which faces criticism over its air strikes killing civilians in the conflict.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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