April 18, 2017 / 5:09 PM / 4 months ago

Friendly fire brought down Saudi helicopter in Yemen - Yemeni news website

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi helicopter that came down in Yemen on Tuesday killing 12 officers was shot down in a friendly fire incident, the Yemen defence ministry's news website reported.

The 26 September news website quoted a senior source in the Yemeni army command as saying that the helicopter came down "as a result of a misreading of the air defence system which resulted in the destruction of the plane before it landed".

Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Alison Williams

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