Twelve Saudi soldiers die in Yemen ‘friendly fire’ helicopter crash

A military helicopter crash in Yemen that killed 12 Saudi soldiers was reportedly caused by friendly fire.

The Black Hawk crashed in Marib Province, east of the capital Sanaa.

The Yemen defence ministry’s news website said the helicopter had “misread” the air defence system, which “resulted in the destruction of the aircraft before it landed”.

But Saudi Arabia says it is too early to tell what caused the crash and it is still investigating.

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