Gunman from motorbike killed two Yemeni soldiers in Taiz

May 15, 2019

Anonymous gunman riding a motorbike opened fire with his assault rifle at the servants since they passed through the Tawheed area in downtown Taiz, said the official, who wanted to know to stay anonymous.

The source established that the two soldiers were killed on the spot in the drive-by shooting attack.

The victims were brothers and also remain in the pro-government 22nd Armored Brigade, which is working for the battles against the Houthis in the areas in northern Taiz.

No group or personal has stated duty for the attack.

Extremist components partnered with the Islamic State militant group or even the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch are active in the center of Taiz, that is managed by the government forces.

The Yemeni government forces, guaranteed by the Saudi-led coalition, are actually locked in clashes with the Iran-allied Houthi rebels in the north, east and west of Taiz province since April 2015.

Yemen continues to be mired in a civil war since late 2014, when Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country and confiscated almost all far northern provinces, such as the capital Sanaa.

The civil war has killed a lot more than 10, 000 people, mainly civilians, and also replaced 3 million others, while pressing Yemen to the brink of famine.

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