Top Yemen copper wounded in rebel drone strike dies: medics

Top Yemen copper wounded in rebel drone strike dies: medics

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An image clip from a video obtained by AFPTV shows an injured Yemeni soldier who is carried by comrades after a rebel drone strike had reached Al-Anad airbase in the province of Yemen by the government of the province of South Lahj. January 2019

An image clip from a video obtained by AFPTV shows an injured Yemeni soldier who is carried by comrades after a rebel drone strike had reached Al-Anad airbase in the province of Yemen by the government of the province of South Lahj. January 2019

A high-ranking Yemeni intelligence officer who was injured during a Huthi attack on a drone attack on the country's largest air base Sunday died of his injuries, said medical sources.

Intelligence Brigadier General Saleh Tamah was wounded on Thursday in an attack on a military parade in the Al-Anad airbase, in the government-resident Lahij province, some 60 kilometers north of Yemen & # 39; s second city of Aden.

Medical sources told AFP that Tamah underwent several operations in a hospital in Aden, but died on Sunday morning.

At least seven loyalists – including Tamah – were killed and 11 wounded in the Thursday incident, threatening to hamper the peace efforts led by the United Nations.

Among the wounded were Yemen's deputy chief of staff, Saleh al-Zandani, high-ranking army commander Fadel Hasan and Lahij governor Ahmad Abdullah al-Turki.

Turki and Zandani were transported to Saudi Arabia for treatment, a Yemeni official told AFP.

The vote of the UN ushered in after the attack on Friday and urged all parties to the conflict to exercise restraint and refrain from further escalation.

During previous talks in Sweden, the UN brokered various agreements between the Huthi rebels attuned to Iran and the Saudi-backed government as the best chance to end nearly four years of devastating conflicts.

The warring parties agreed on armistice for the main rebel port of Hodeida and battlefield third city of Taez.

The UN is working on the planning of a new round of consultation, possibly in Kuwait, aimed at setting up a political framework.

The war between the Huthis and loyalist troops escalated in March 2015, when President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fled to Saudi exile and a Saudi-led military coalition intervened.

Since then, the conflict has killed nearly 10,000 people and unleashed the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the UN.

UN auxiliary staff say that 80 percent of the population – 24 million people – need help and nearly 10 million people are just one step away from famine.

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