Yemen ISIS-linked militants kill senior officer in Aden

Yemeni soldiers loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi visit a United Arab Emirates military base near Saffer, Yemen. (File photo: AP)

Yemen’s ISIS-linked militants say they have killed a senior security officer in the southern port city of Aden.

The militants on Monday said in an online statement that they killed Col. Ali Saleh al-Yafie and posted photographs purported to show the killing in Aden’s Mansoura neighborhood.

The statement could not be independently verified but it was posted on an ISIS website that has had similar claims in the past. It did not say when the Yemeni colonel was killed.

The ISIS-linked militants in Yemen and the country’s al-Qaeda branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous affiliate of the network, have exploited the chaos of Yemen’s civil war to stage significant land grabs and expand their control in the south.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49