Qatar says warplanes collide on training mission

It says the pilots were safe after ejecting, without elaborating.
Wednesday 10/07/2019
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. (Reuters)
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. (Reuters)

DUBAI - Qatar's Defense Ministry says two warplanes have collided on a training mission.

The ministry did not identify the types of aircraft involved in Wednesday's collision.

It says the pilots were safe after ejecting, without elaborating.

Qatar, a small nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has been targeted by a four-nation boycott for over two years now over accusations of support to extremist groups and ties to Iran.

Qatar is home to the massive Al-Udeid Air Base, which hosts US Central Command's forward headquarters. US Air Force officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

(Associated Press)