On the night of 23 December in the temporary capital of Yemen Aden, unknown persons opened fire from small arms at a vehicle in which there was a Colonel whose name was not reported, and the leader of the Pro-government militants Jalal al-Arbali.
According to official sources, both of them died on the spot. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The authorities suspect that the double homicide could do as the «Islamic state» and «al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula».
It is also impossible to exclude involvement in the attack of militants of the Shiite Houthis tribe that, despite a number of defeats, continue to control large areas of Yemen, including the capital Sana’a.
Meanwhile, the United States resumed targeted killings of jihadists in Yemen. For the first time from September 2015 American drone attacked the positions of terrorists. Killed four militants, «al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula».