Ye­men spy chief dies of wounds

Khaleej Times - - MIDDLE EAST -

sanaa — A high-rank­ing Ye­meni in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cial who was in­jured in a Houthi rebel drone at­tack on the coun­try’s largest air base died of his wounds on Sun­day, med­i­cal sources said.

In­tel­li­gence Brigadier-Gen­eral Saleh Tamah was wounded on Thurs­day in a strike on a mil­i­tary pa­rade in Al Anad air base, in gov­ern­ment-held Lahij prov­ince some 60 kilo­me­tres north of Ye­men’s sec­ond city Aden.

Med­i­cal sources said that Tamah un­der­went sev­eral surg­eries in a hos­pi­tal in Aden but died on Sun­day morn­ing.

At least seven loy­al­ists — in­clud­ing Tamah — were killed and 11 in­jured in Thurs­day’s in­ci­dent. Among those in­jured were Ye­men’s deputy chief of staff Saleh Al Zan­dani, se­nior army com­man­der Fadel Hasan and Lahij gov­er­nor Ah­mad Ab­dul­lah Al Turki.

Turki and Zan­dani were trans­ported to Saudi Ara­bia for treatment, a Ye­meni of­fi­cial said. The UN voiced alarm on Fri­day fol­low­ing the at­tack and urged “all par­ties to the con­flict to ex­er­cise re­straint and re­frain from fur­ther es­ca­la­tion”. —

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