Al-Qaeda assassinates Imam opposed to Saudi aggression in Yemen

Al-Qaeda assassinates Imam opposed to Saudi aggression in Yemen

Al-Qaeda elements in Yemen have assassinated a Yemeni Imam known for opposing Saudi Arabia’s bloody military aggression against the impoverished country in the central province of Hadhramaut.

Two bike-riding al-Qaeda terrorists assassinated Sheikh Abdul Bari Al-Aidrus, the Imam of a mosque in the province’s Shibam district, on Friday.

The Al Saud regime started the military strikes on Yemen in late March – without a UN mandate – in an attempt to weaken Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring the country’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh, back to power.

The UN says at least 2,600 people have been killed and 11,000 others wounded in the conflict in Yemen since March 19.