Masked gunmen kill Iraqi military adviser in Sanaa

By REUTERS
October 16, 2012 15:09

 
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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.

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