Separatist security officer killed in Yemen's Aden

Separatist security officer killed in Yemen's Aden

An officer of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in the port city of Aden, southern Yemen, was killed in an assassination operation.

Local sources reported that a gunman shot the leader of the STC militia in Sheikh Othman district, Muhammad Al-Masouri, who is official in the criminal investigation office in Aden.

The perpetrator of the operation was also killed during the clashes, according to the source.

Although Aden is witnessing insecurity state, the timing of the operation coinciding with the arrival of the STC’s president, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, coming from the UAE, months after Saudi Arabia decided to put him under house arrest, is considered a message to al-Zubaidi about the next phase in the city, which is his most prominent stronghold.