Rebels kill army officer in Yemen's Aden

Suspected Al-Qaeda rebels remain active in several parts of southern Yemen, from which they continue to stage sporadic attacks on army and police targets.

Rebels kill army officer in Yemen's Aden

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified attackers gunned down an army officer in Yemen's southern city of Aden, a security source said Friday.

"Col. Sanad al-Maisari was shot dead by unidentified assailants in northern Aden's Mansoura district before fleeing the scene," the source, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency without elaborating.

Within the past two years, al-Maisari has survived several bids on his life, including attempts to bomb both his car and his house. In previous statements to AA, al-Maisari blamed Al-Qaeda for the numerous assassination attempts.

Suspected Al-Qaeda rebels remain active in several parts of southern Yemen, from which they continue to stage sporadic attacks on army and police targets.

The past week saw renewed fighting between rebels and army troops in the country's south in which dozens have been killed.

The violence has prompted the army to launch a security operation targeting suspected Al-Qaeda hideouts in the southern Abyan and Shabwah provinces.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since revolutionary protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

In the three years since, authorities have struggled to restore law and order.

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