A commander of the so-called Hazmiya front, which is loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in Bayda, was killed on Saturday in the city of Aden, south of Yemen.
According to local sources, the commander named Musa Mohsen al-Mashdali was assassinated when an explosive device, planted by unknown militants, exploded in his car in Dar Saad neighbourhood, north of the city.
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موسى محسن (ابو عثمان) في شوارع عدن التي يسيطر عليها الانتقالي الإماراتي..
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One of his companions was seriously wounded in the explosion.
Al-Mashdali was one of the senior leaders of the coalition forces, in Bayda province, and had previously met repeatedly with the leadership of the Saudi forces in Yemen.
The wave of assassinations has been escalatiny in the city of Aden since 2015. Mysterious operations, often suspected to have been carried out by UAE-backed separatists, have killed more than 220 people, including political and military leaders.