Arab coalition commander assassinated in southern Yemen

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Saudi-led Arab Coalition suffered a major loss on Friday when their commander was assassinated in southern Yemen this morning.

According to reports, the commander of the Arab Coalition, Brigadier General Bandar bin Mazid Maqboul, was killed by a roadside bomb while traveling through the Shibam District of the Hadhramaut Governorate.

In addition to Maqboul’s death, two of his Saudi bodyguards were also reportedly killed as a result of the roadside bomb.

No group has claimed responsibility for this latest assassination.

Earlier this month, the Saudi-backed Islah Party and UAE-backed Southern Movement clashed inside Aden, result in the former taking hold of this key port-city after a short battle.



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