YEMEN Press Agency

Leader in al-Qaeda elements killed in Marib

MARIB, Jan. 16 (YPA) – Several elements of al-Qaeda militants were killed on Saturday including a leader in battles of areas that separate Rahba and Jabal Murad districts in Marib province, local sources told Yemen Press Agency.

The sources revealed that al-Qaeda elements participated in fighting with coalition’s troops against the Yemeni army and popular committees over the past days.

The sources pointed out that sheikh Hussain Kraish who lead armed groups in al-Qaeda, in addition to Salafi gunmen was killed with some of terrorists in Rahba district.

The fate of several members of the terrorist organization and militant Salafi leaders is still unknown until now.