GOVERNOR OF ADEN KILLED IN YEMEN CONFLICT / by Michelle Ryan

The Governor of Yemen’s port city of Aden, Major General Jaafar Mohammed Saad, was killed this morning in an IED blast that occurred while traveling in Al Tawahi Province. The IED was apparently planted in his vehicle, killing him along with his 6 man escort team. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Saad was only recently appointed governor of the region.