DUBAI: Security authorities in Yemen’s de facto capital Aden announced the killing of a senior Daesh leader, Saleh Nasser Fazl Al-Bakhshi, on Saturday, according to Saudi state-news agency SPA.
Al-Bakhshi was targeted in a raid carried out by counter-terrorism units and emergency and security forces on a building where he was holed up with other members of the terrorist organization.
The security department said in a statement on its official Facebook account that Al-Bakhshi refused to surrender himself and opened fire on the security forces, killing one soldier and injuring two others from the Yemeni counter-terrorism forces.
The statement added that the Yemeni forces arrested three members of the terrorist organization who surrendered themselves after Al-Bakhshi was killed.
In the building, which was raided, Yemeni forces found mobile phones, iPads and machine guns.