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  • In November, Houthis had pledged they would cease attacks in accordance with the peace deal.

    In November, Houthis had pledged they would cease attacks in accordance with the peace deal. | Photo: Reuters File

Published 10 January 2019

The target of the strike in the Yemen capital Sana'a was a military parade on the airbase in the southern al-Anad region of the Lahij Province.

Several high-ranking officials were killed including the Head of the Military Intelligence of the Yemeni Army in a drone attack in the city of Sana'a, Thursday, according to a report by Efe.

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Brigadier General Mohamed Salih Tamah, died late Saturday after being wounded last Thursday in an attack by the Houthi rebels with a drone loaded with explosives, two sources told Efe.

A Yemeni Army official, who requested to remain anonymous, reported the death of the general, as a doctor from the German hospital in Aden, in which he was admitted, confirmed to Efe the death of Tamah, who was injured with shrapnel from the heart.

The target of the strike was a military parade on the airbase in the southern al-Anad region of the Lahij Province.

Only days ago, British aid agency Oxfam disclosed that the United Nations (UN)-brokered peace deal in Yemen’s port city Hodeidah appeared to be unraveling due to the vagueness of the text.

In November, the Houthis had pledged they would cease drone and missile attacks in accordance with the terms of the peace deal, but have now rescinded the offer due to rising tensions regarding how to effectuate the process, multiple reports have stated.

In December 2018, the UN Security Council approved the deployment — for an initial 30 days — of an advance monitoring team.

Peace talks were hosted by Sweden to attempt to put an end to the nearly four-year-old war which rages in the country.

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