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Mansour Hadi-Affiliated Terrorist Commander Killed in Aden’s Al-Mansoura

21 May 2016 12:37



A field commander of the militia group loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Mansour Hadi was killed in Aden.

Commander of Saba military camp Mothana al-Rashid was shot dead by unknown assailants in al-Mansoura region in Aden on Friday night.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killing of al-Rashid yet.

The UAE army is responsible for maintaining security of Aden and some other provinces  in Southern Yemen.

Last week, at least 13 troops loyal to Mansour Hadi were killed when militants blew up vehicles outside the Southeastern port city of Mukalla.

Several others were injured in the attack claimed by ISIL in the Eastern outskirts of the Hadhramaut provincial capital, which Hadi forces seized last month.

The deadly assault came shortly before Hadi’s prime minister Ahmed bin Dagher arrived in Mukalla with several of his ministers on a one-day visit.

One bomber reportedly rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the gate of a base in the Khalf district, followed immediately by a second who blew up a car in the center of the camp.

The attackers clashed with pro-Hadi forces outside the base immediately after the bombings.

A third bomber targeted the nearby residence of the commander of Hadhramaut’s second military region, General Faraj Salmeen, who escaped unharmed.

Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March last year. At least 9,600 people, including 4,000 women and children, have been killed, and over 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression on Yemen aimed at shoring up Hadi’s former regime and undermining the Ansarullah movement.

Representatives from Ansarullah movement and the Saudi-backed former government began UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait on April 21.

Both sides are reportedly still addressing ways to consolidate a ceasefire deal that went into effect on April 11, and have yet to reach a political settlement.

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