TEHRAN (defapress) – A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Friday and a search was under way for one US service member, the US military said.
News ID: 65728
Publish Date: 26August 2017 - 12:23
US Central Command said in a statement that five other
service members aboard the aircraft had been rescued after the crash, which
took place during a training mission about 20 miles (32 km) off the southern
coast of Yemen at 7 p.m. (16000 GMT), Reuters reported.
A US official said the cause of the crash was under
"When the incident took place the helicopter was not very
high above the water,” CENTCOM spokesman Colonel John Thomas said.
The United States has been aiding and abetting the Saudi
regime in its aggression against Yemen, with at least 80 launched since the end
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks
by the coalition for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its
objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies
have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement
in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour
Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and
children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.