Two Aid Workers Kidnapped and Killed in Southern Yemen

More than 100,000 People Have Been Killed in the 6-Year Conflict


Two aid workers were kidnapped and killed by unknown gunmen in southern Yemen. The organization in which the workers belong, Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), confirmed the incident in a tweet.

The two have been identified as Ahmed Fouad al-Yousefi, Coordinator of ERC Operations in Aden, and his colleague Mohamed Tareq.

The two were abducted in the southern port city of Aden and later found dead.

More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict that began in 2014 after Houthi rebels seized the capital, Sanaa.

A Saudi-UAE led military coalition joined forces with the government in the fight.

Government forces have come under repeated attacks by both al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed groups.