A Boeing AH-64 Apache of the Saudi armed forces went down on the border with Yemen on 21 August 2015. Officials in Riyadh confirmed on Saturday that both crew members were killed.
The attack helicopter was apparently engaged in anti-Houthi rebel operations in the Yemen, with the Houthi forces quickly claiming they shot down the Apache in the Jizan province. However, the reason of the crash has not been confirmed by the Saudis, saying they will investigate the cause.
Friday’s incident is not the first loss in the air and ground campaign in Yemen. On 28 March this year a Saudi F-15 Eagle engaged in air strikes was lost at sea.
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