Head of Yemeni intelligence died early on Sunday of injuries sustained at drone attack claimed by Houthi group on military parade in Anad Airbase last Thursday.
Major General Mohammed Saleh Tamah died at hospital in Aden, medical and close sources said, after his evacuation abroad had been impossible because of his serious health.
Thursday attack left at least five troops killed and tens injured, including Chief of Staff Abdullah al-Nakhie, his deputy Saleh al-Zyndani, Lahj Governor General Ahmed al-Turki, his deputy Saleh al-Bakri and commander of Anad Base Thabit Jawas.
Houthi group had immediately claimed the attack with a bomb-laden drone that exploded near the parade's main podium hosting senior military leaders.
The airstrike was precede by precise intelligence inside the base, the rebels had said then.
Born in Yafi'e District of Lahj governorate of in 1950, Tamah was appointed as head of intelligence under presidential decree in May 2018. He fought Houthis as commander of Anad Base before taken by the rebels in March 2015, but kept standing by President Hadi at other fronts in Aden and Lahj until the Iranian-backed group was forced out of the two southern governorates.
General Tamah was also a senior leader in the Southern Movement.