March 20, 2019

ISIS claims killing of Aden governor in Yemen

ISIS claims killing of Aden governor in Yemen

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for an explosion which killed the governor of Yemen’s southern Aden province on Sunday.

In a statement posted on a messaging service, the local ISIS affiliate said it detonated an explosives-laden car as Jaafar Mohammed Saad’s convoy was traveling to his office in a western district of Aden.

The statement by the militant group said that the bomb was concealed in a parked car along the convoy’s route. The group referred to Saad as a “tyrant” and warned the “heads of the infidels” in Yemen that it would carry out “operations to chop off their rotten heads.” Read more

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