The Yemeni national army backed by the Arab coalition launched a successful military operation against a hideout run by al-Qaeda terrorist organization in Khor district west of Ataq which is a major town in the governorate of Shabwah.
The operation which was launched in the early hours on Friday, resulted in the killing of Naif al-Sayari al-Daiyani, a prominent leader in al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
A military source said that three others from the terrorist group were captured.
The military operation comes as a continuation of the efforts of the Yemeni security forces supported by the coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen.
The move comes in accordance with security and military operations that are in line with the pursuit of terrorist organizations inside Yemen and to eliminate them and protect the Yemeni people from terrorist organizations and the Iranian-backed coup militias.
The Arab coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimacy, has been carrying out joint operations to combat terrorist organizations based in Yemen, such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula, ISIS and the pro-Iranian Houthi militias.
The Yemeni army, backed by the coalition has succeeded in liberating many of the cities exploited by the terrorist organizations, including Mukalla and Mocha, which were earlier completely hijacked by al-Qaeda.