Yemen spy chief dies of wounds
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”. —