Yemeni resistance commander assassinated in Aden

Army soldiers hold up their weapons after taking over the main port of Yemen's southern city of Aden from gun men, January 4, 2016. (File photo: Reuters)

The body of Sheikh Samhan Abdul Aziz al-Rawi, a commander of the Popular Resistance, was found in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Sunday, Al Arabiya has reported.

According to a Yemeni security source, al-Rawi was assassinated and his body was found in Aden's neighborhood known as Mansoura.

Al-Rawi, who was one of the leaders of the Popular Resistance in Aden, was reportedly fighting with the resistance during recent clashes with Houthi militias two weeks ago.

A security official said al-Rawi was likely to have been kidnapped in the Mansoura neighborhood.

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