Friendly Fighter Downed in Yemen

(Image courtesy BBC)

(Image courtesy BBC)

Houthi rebels claim to have shot down a Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 over Yemen:

Rebel-controlled Al-Masirah TV reported that the F-16 was hit as it flew over Saada province, and broadcast pictures of what it said was the wreckage.

The Moroccan Royal Armed Forces earlier said one of its planes was missing.

If confirmed, it would be the first coalition aircraft to be shot down since air strikes began on 26 March.

The bombardment has been stepped up in recent days ahead of the start of a proposed five-day humanitarian ceasefire.

I hate to think what the rebels will do to the pilot if he survived but doesn’t avoid capture.