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UAE warplane missing after Yemen sortie

File photo: An F16 fighter jet from the United Arab Emirates at an airbase in Jordan. Credit: Reuters

A fighter aircraft from the United Arab Emirates taking part in coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the country's armed forces said in a statement via a state news agency.

The armed forces statement said the warplane was taking part in a mission with the Saudi-led alliance was "lost" without releasing further details.

Could ceasefire in Yemen bring hope for peace?

The conflict in Yemen between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to a deposed president has killed nearly 6,000 people since March this year and caused 21 million people to be in need of humanitarian aid.

Today the warring factions gathered in UN talks in Switzerland and the struggle for power appears to be on hold with a ceasefire.

With radical groups using the ongoing violence as a foothold in the Arab world, is there hope for peace in Yemen's largely forgotten war?

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

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