Yemeni resistance commander assassinated in Aden

Yemeni resistance commander assassinated in Aden

File photo: Army soldiers hold up their weapons after taking over the main port of Yemen's southern city of Aden from gun men, January 4, 2016. — Reuters

The body of Sheikh Samhan Abdul Aziz Al-Rawi, a commander of the Popular Resistance, was found in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Sunday, Al Arabiya has reported.

According to a Yemeni security source, Al-Rawi was assassinated and his body was found in Aden's neighborhood known as Mansoura.

Al-Rawi, who was one of the leaders of the Popular Resistance in Aden, was reportedly fighting with the resistance during recent clashes with Houthi militias two weeks ago.

A security official said Al-Rawi was likely to have been kidnapped in the Mansoura neighborhood. — Al Arabiya