Coalition Command announces martyrdom of pilot during an operation against Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Thursday 1438/12/23 - 2017/09/14
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Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 23, 1438, September 14, 2017, SPA -- The official spokesman of forces of Coalition for the Restoration of the Legitimacy to Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Maliki announced that at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, an aircraft of Saudi Royal Air Forces fell due to a technical failure in the area of Abyan in Yemen while carrying out one of operational tasks to support the war against Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, which resulted in the martyrdom of Wing Commander (Lieutenant Colonel) Muhanna bin Saad Al-Baiz.
The command of joint forces for operations of the Renewal of Hope offered its deepest condolences to the family of the martyred, praying to Allah Almighty for blessing his soul.
--SPA
13:34 LOCAL TIME 10:34 GMT