Ye­men drone at­tack claims 7th vic­tim

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

SANAA, Ye­men — Ye­men’s gov­ern­ment has an­nounced that the chief of its mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence has died of wounds suf­fered dur­ing last week’s drone at­tack on an army pa­rade.

It said Pres­i­dent Abed Rabbo Man­sour Hadi, head of Ye­men’s in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized gov­ern­ment, sent a ca­ble of con­do­lences to the fam­ily of Maj. Gen. Mo­ham­mad Saleh Tamah, who died Sun­day in a hos­pi­tal in the south­ern port city of Aden.

Thurs­day’s at­tack by a bomb-laden drone tar­geted a mil­i­tary pa­rade at the Al-Anad Air Base near Aden, killing six peo­ple im­me­di­ately. The at­tack was claimed by the anti-gov­ern­ment Shi­ite rebels known as Houthis.

The use of a new drone vari­ant raised more ques­tions about Iran’s al­leged role in arm­ing the rebels with drone and bal­lis­tic mis­sile tech­nol­ogy, a claim long de­nied by Tehran.

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