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Yemeni military adviser assassinated in Marib

Brigadier General Mohammad Al-Jaradi [ @RepYemenEnglish /Twitter]
Brigadier General Mohammad Al-Jaradi [ @RepYemenEnglish /Twitter]

An adviser to the Yemeni defense minister was assassinated in the central Marib province yesterday, according to a military source.

Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Mohammad Al-Jaradi as he was driving to Marib city, the source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

His driver was also killed in the attack.

The Yemeni Defence Ministry confirmed the assassination, saying he was killed in a terrorist operation.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

Al-Jaradi is a prominent military figure in Yemen. He was a founder of the Yemeni army in 2015.

The Yemeni government and the Houthis share control of the oil-rich Marib province.

Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthis captured much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.

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