Masked gunmen kill Iraqi military adviser in Sanaa
LAST UPDATED: 10/16/2012 15:09
SANAA - Two masked men on a motorcycle shot dead an Iraqi military adviser to Yemen's army on Tuesday, security and medical sources said, extending a series of killings bearing the hallmarks of al-Qaida.
The United States is worried that al-Qaida, entrenched in parts of Yemen will use a power vacuum to launch attacks abroad, and has stepped up drone strikes on suspected militants with the backing of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Iraqi Brigadier General Khaled al-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.