Unidentified gunmen on Saturday assassinated a commander of the internationally recognized government forces in the northeastern Marib province.
A military source told "Debriefer" news agency that unidentified gunmen ambushed the Brigadier General Mohammed Saleh Said Sharhan, in the third military zone, in the Rowik area between al-Jawf and Marib governorates and had traces of gunfire, while his car was taken by the killers.
Yemen has been devastated by a bloody power struggle for a fifth successive year between the internationally recognised government backed a Saudi-led military coalition and the Iran-backed Houthi Group, also known as Ansar Allah.
The coalition has been conducting air, ground and naval operations against the Houthis since March 26th, 2015 in support of President Hadi's forces and to restore Hadi to power in Sanaa which has been controlled, along with most northern regions, by the Houthis since September 2014.
The conflict in Yemen has killed some 11,000 civilians, wounded hundreds of thousands and displaced three million people inside the country and thousands fled outside.