Gunmen kill Iraqi military adviser in Sanaa
SANAA: Two masked
hard boyz men on a motorcycle shot dead an Iraqi military adviser to Yemen’s army on Tuesday, security and medical sources said. Iraqi Brigadier General Khaled Hashemi, who works as a consultant at the Ministry of Defense, was gunned down near the foreign intelligence service building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, a security source said.
“This operation is almost identical to the assassination of the security officer at the US Embassy and has the fingerprints of Al-Qaeda (on it),” said the source, who asked not to be
killed named. Last week, Qassem Aqlan, a Yemeni man who worked in the security office of the US Embassy in Sanaa, was killed by gunmen in a drive-by shooting.
Hashemi was part of a team tasked with restructuring the Yemeni army after the popular uprising that ousted longtime strongman President Ali Abdullah Saleh in February. He was one of several Iraqi military experts hired by the Sanaa government after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, a government source said.
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