Yemeni deputy CoS dies of drone attack injures

Abu Dhabi (Debriefer)
2019-02-03 | Since 2 Week

Yemeni Deputy Chief of Staff Saleh al-Zyndani

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

Yemeni government's deputy Chief of Staff Saleh al-Zyndani died on Sunday at a Riyadh hospital of injuries sustained at drone attack claimed by Houthi group on military parade in Anad Airbase on the 10th of last January, informed source told Debriefer.

"General Zyndani had stayed at intensive care, since he had admitted to a Saudi hospital, until he died on Sunday," added the source close to the late's family.

Deputy Chief of Staff is the second Yemeni senior official dies of wounds sustained at the rebel airstrike on the base in the southern governorate of Lahj, after head of intelligence, Major General Mohammed Saleh Tamah, who had died at an Aden hospital three days after the attack.

The attack had then left six troops killed and some twenty others injured, including Chief of Staff Abdullah al-Nakhie, Lahj Governor General Ahmed al-Turki and his deputy Saleh al-Bakri, in addition to General Tamah and General Zyndani.

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 threatening of tougher acts.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi (Ansarullah) Group seen as proxy for Iran in the Arab Peninsula country.

Houthis have recently intensified drone attacks on forces of the Yemeni internationally recognized government and on Saudi sites at borders with Yemen.

The conflict has left hundreds of thousands killed or injured and 3 million displaced, and pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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