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Australian mercenary killed in Yemen

Yemeni President, Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi (fourth left) attended the funeral of the Governor of Yemen's Aden province, Jaafar Mohammed Saad, killed in an attack lon Sunday in Aden, Yemen. According to reports, an affiliate of the group calling themselves the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor and six of his bodyguards in an attack on his convoy in Aden. EPA/Yemeni Presidency Office

Yemeni President, Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi (fourth left) attended the funeral of the Governor of Yemen’s Aden province, Jaafar Mohammed Saad, killed in an attack lon Sunday in Aden, Yemen. According to reports, an affiliate of the group calling themselves the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor and six of his bodyguards in an attack on his convoy in Aden. EPA/Yemeni Presidency Office

Canberra [AAP]

An Australian mercenary has been killed in clashes in Yemen, alongside six Colombian troops.

Media reports have named the Australian commander as Philip Stitman or Streetman.

It’s believed he was employed as a foreign mercenary by the United Arab Emirates to lead Colombian troops against the Yemen Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis in the country’s south.

 

 


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