The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen refuted on Wednesday claims by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen that they had downed a Saudi warplane.
Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki said in a statement that “In reference to what the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia circulated that it has shot down a coalition air force (F-15) fighter jet is baseless and unfounded. What was published today is a previous, failed attempt conducted on July 1st, 2018. And what the terrorist Houthi militia published is a continuation of its deliberate falsification methodology.”
Yemen Houthis said on Wednesday that they had intercepted a coalition warplane near the border with Saudi Arabia.
He said the Houthi statements refer to a failed attempt to down a warplane in 2018 and that today’s allegations are “an extension of the militias’ lies”.