The United Arab Emirates has said that one of its aircraft taking part in a mission against Houthi rebels in Yemen is missing.

The country’s official news agency, WAM, announced the disappearance without giving further details:

“The supreme command of the armed forces announced today that a fighter jet taking part in the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen was missing”

The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes since March 2015 in support of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. Some 6,000 people have reportedly been killed in the Yemen conflict.

The UAE Air Force operates both F-16 and Mirage 2000 fighter jets but have not revealed which is missing, more on this as it develops.

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Mirrarge 2000

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Mirage. I think it’s only known as the Mirrarge in the Bristol area!