Unknown gunmen on Saturday evening assassinated a senior commander of the UAE-backed security belt force in the port city of Aden, southern Yemen.
Sources reported that unknown gunmen killed Mohammed Saleh, deputy director of manpower of the security belt force, in front of his house in al-Mansoura district.
Terrorist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for the assassination of Security Belt officer Mohammed Saleh al-Radfani in the southern port city of Aden.
The group posted three photos documenting the moment of the assassination on its social media pages.
In its statement, the group said that the operation was carried out by a group of his supporters with a machine gun, killing “one of the UAE’s tyrants in Aden.”
The operation was the first of its kind after the UAE-backed STC rebellion in early August, when Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack on Sheikh Othman’s police headquarters, in which 13 police officers were killed.
As a part of security chaos, on Sunday a solider in Coast Guard Authority backed by Saudi-led coalition was assassinated in the southern port city of Aden, sources reported on Sunday morning.
According to the sources, an unknown gunman killed the solider in the Hijaz market in al-Mansoura district.
Assassinations have returned at a high pace to Aden, and the rest of the southern provinces, since Saudi forces took over Aden following the withdrawal of UAE forces, which had been in control since the end of 2015.
Ever since, Aden has witnessed a string of assassinations and abductions, and the city remains the victim of unprecedented insecurity amid the tensions between the coalition forces – Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which seek to ensure their own interests are fulfilled.