Radical Islamists demand segregation at Yemen university

Yemeni university students celebrate during their graduation ceremony in Sanaa, Yemen. (File photo: AP)

Radical Islamist gunmen have threatened to use force against university students in Yemen’s southern city of Aden if they do not observe segregation of the sexes on campus, witnesses said.

Students said armed militants distributed leaflets containing the threats and signed by ISIS in at least three departments of the university of Aden.

The leaflets also banned music and demanded that students perform collective prayers on campus, they added.
They set a Thursday deadline for the demands to be met.

Otherwise they threatened to carry out car bomb and petrol bomb attacks.

The authenticity of the leaflets signed by the Aden and Abyan branch of IS could not be immediately verified.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47
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