Al-Qaeda’s Emir Killed in Abyan Confrontations
An emir in Al-Qaeda’s terrorist organization was killed in clashes that broke out in Al-Mahfad district of Abyan province, southern Yemen, YPA reported on Saturday.
Sources familiar with the matter said that “Abu al-Omair al-Baydani,” the emir of moral guidance for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed when members of the UAE-backed militias launched a military attack targeting a military site affiliated with Al-Qaeda in “Wadi Dhayqa” area of the district.
The sources confirmed that many militants on both sides were killed and wounded during the confrontations.
The operations of terrorist groups have increased significantly over the past two months, despite the military campaigns carried out by militias loyal to the UAE in the area.
Last September, the militia affiliated with Abu Dhabi announced the launch of a large-scale military operation to expel terrorist groups from the Saudi-led coalition-held areas.