Yemen officer injured in Houthi drone strike dies: medics

A high-ranking Yemeni intelligence official injured in a Houthi drone attack on the country's largest air base died of his wounds on Sunday (January 13th), medical sources said.

Brig. Gen. Saleh Tamah was wounded Thursday in a strike on a military parade in Al-Anad air base in Lahj province, north of Aden.

Medical sources told AFP that Tamah underwent several surgeries in a hospital in Aden but died Sunday morning.

At least seven pro-government fighters -- including Tamah -- were killed and 11 injured in Thursday's incident, which threatens to hamper UN-led peace efforts.

Among those injured were Yemen's deputy chief of staff Saleh al-Zandani, senior army commander Fadel Hasan and Lahj governor Ahmad Abdullah al-Turki.

Al-Turki and al-Zandani were transported to Saudi Arabia for treatment.

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