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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – The military of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) accidentally downed a Saudi chopper that was flying over the Yemeni city of Mar’ib on Tuesday, local activists reported this afternoon.

According to these local activists, an Emirati air defense system mistakenly attacked the Saudi Black Hawk helicopter, killing all on-board of this aircraft in Mar’ib.

The total number of military personnel on-board of this Black Hawk helicopter was 15, including 12 Saudi officers and 3 staffers.

Tuesday’s friendly fire incident marks the first time this year that the Emirati and Saudi military forces have come into contact with one another.

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Assad must stay
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Excellent 🙂 🙂 🙂

Terence Silvestre Jr.
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Karma? Keep on fighting with each other and that bloody conflict will end ahead of schedule in favor of the brave Houtis.

Daeshbags Sux
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If I 100% condemn the shit the Saudi coalition is doing in Yemen, you should dig a little about the Houthis and/or Saleh 😉 Saleh is no more legitimate than Hadi.

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Ok, who they thinkd is flying thys helicopter? Who else then the Saudi Coalition uses Black Hawks there???

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Probably a truck-mounted version of Phalanx CIWS left in auto-mode : in such case it’s meant more to intercept mortar/artillery shells or rockets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4hA8IqSC58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHqPuZs_nPk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADF1ulrvkI
Note it’s Russians that fielded such kind of system firsts, during the 60’s.
A Japan Navy CIWS downed an A-6 Intruder during drills a few years ago