Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz

Gulf Arab Region | 2018-06-10 12:05:00
Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz
Yemeni security officials say gunmen shot dead a pro-government army colonel in the southwestern city of Taiz.

They say Col. Radwan el-Wassabi, who was backed by the United Arab Emirates, was shot dead and at least four of his guards were wounded late Saturday in central Taiz. The city is split between government and rebel control. It was unclear who was behind the shooting.

An Arab-led coalition has been at war with Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels since March 2015. The rebels control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa.

Tensions have risen in recent months between Yemen's internationally recognized government and the United Arab Emirates. Clashes have occasionally broken out between the two coalition allies.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief media.
AP
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Airstrike kills 6 Daesh terrorists in Iraq’s Saladin      Afghan peace march wins hearts of many      Palestinian hurt by Israel army gunfire in eastern Gaza      Arab-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hudaida airport      Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener      Mexico earthquake detected after Lozano goal against Germany      Iranian passports no longer stamped in Lebanon      Israel says dismantles 20-strong Hamas 'attack' cell