Two high-profile murders hit occupied regions of Yemen

Two high-profile murders hit occupied regions of Yemen

Gunmen have assassinated a businessman in Lahj governorate, Tuesday, and a merchant was killed in Abyan as well.

According to local sources, gunmen assassinated well-known businessman Mohsen Saleh Al-Rashidi, and two of his family members in Yafa, Lahj Governorate.

The sources pointed out that the gunmen opened fire on Al-Rashidi in the Al-Mahmal Yafa’a market, killing him, his son and his grandson.

The sources indicated that the incident resulted in the injury of seven others, some of whom were guards of the businessman, in addition to causing the injury of other citizens who happened to be at the scene of the accident.

Meanwhile, a livestock dealer was killed in Abyan governorate and his goods were looted. According to local sources in Lawdar area, Abyan governorate, unidentified gunmen intercepted livestock dealer Ali Makhfiq while he was passing aboard his truck loaded with livestock in Lawdar city, killed him and stole all his belongings.

The southern regions of Yemen, often occupied by Saudi or UAE forces, have witnessed extreme level of crimes. The annual report issued by the Media Center for the Southern Governorates stated that it had documented 1,259 crimes and serious violations during the past year, including no fewer than 159 assassinations.