Saudi pilot killed in helicopter crash while five troops die in Yemen border clashes

Published September 14th, 2015 - 10:40 GMT

A Saudi pilot was killed after his helicopter crashed during a training mission in Taif and five troops died in border fire from Yemen, according to AFP.

The kingdom’s military officials confirmed the deaths in a statement Sunday. Five soldiers were killed in the southwest border region of Najran while the chopper pilot died due to a technical fault, AFP reports.

Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states against Houthi fighters in Yemen.

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