Yemeni defense minister survives assassination in Marib

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2019-10-29 | Since 3 Week

 Yemeni Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Mohammed Ali Al-Maqdashi

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

Yemen's defense minister, General Mohammad Ali al-Maqdashi, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday in the northeastern province of Marib. ".

A special source in the Yemeni Ministry of Defense told Debriefer that "an explosion rocked the temporary headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Marib, during a meeting of the Minister of Defense with a number of leaders and his ministry".

The source said that "the explosion killed two soldiers and wounded others," in an initial toll, not confirmed by the Ministry of Defense or the Yemeni government so far.

The source went on to accuse the Houthis (Ansar Allah) of being behind the assassination attempt on al-Maqdashi, pointing out that the area where the Yemeni defense minister was present was targeted by a missile.

Media sources close to the Yemeni government said that a missile fired by the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) appeared on Tuesday, hitting the temporary headquarters of the Yemeni Defense Ministry in Marib, killing two soldiers.    

 


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