Yemeni forces kill suspected al-Qaeda chief in Abyan

Yemeni forces kill suspected al-Qaeda chief in Abyan

A suspected local Al-Qaeda chief killed by Yemeni forces in Abyan province

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Yemeni forces killed a suspected local Al-Qaeda chief in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan, security officials said.

A Yemeni soldier also died and another was wounded after troops stormed the residence of an alleged insurgent identified as Abdullah Hubaibat, on the outskirts of the town of Loder, the officials said.

Two other Takfiri suspects were wounded in the fight, while a third was arrested, the sources told AFP.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015 in a bid to bring Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi — who has resigned as Yemen’s president and is a staunch ally of Riyadh — back to power.

More than 9,400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression.

The Saudi strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories. They have also driven 2.8 million people from their homes.

More than 80 percent of the population is in dire need of food, water and other humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations.


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