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Arabia
Gunmen kill military intelligence officer in south Yemen
2012-12-18
[Al Ahram] Masked men rubbed out a military intelligence officer in southern Yemen on Monday, a local security source said, the latest in a series of killings targeting security officials in the Arabian Peninsula state.

Two gunnies on a cycle of violence opened fire on Shaker al-Bani late on Sunday near his house in the southern city of Ghayl ba Wazir in Hadramout
...the formerly independent Qu'aiti state and sultanate, annexed by Communist South Yemen in 1968, encompassing a region along the Gulf of Aden, extending eastwards to the borders of the Dhofar region of Oman. The people are called Hadhramis and speak Hadhrami Arabic. The city Tarimis estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PTUI) anywhere in the world, approximately seven in every square yard...
province, abruptly ejecting him from the gene pool, the source said.

No one grabbed credit for the killing, but the source said he suspected that al Qaeda Death Eaters, who are battling the U.S.-backed government, were behind it.

There have been a number of killings of security officials and politicians in the impoverished and often chaotic country since Yemen's army drove Islamist fighters out of several southern towns earlier this year with Washington's help.

Last week, masked gunnies rubbed out Colonel Ahmed Barmadah, deputy head of the Political Security Office, the domestic intelligence service, in Hadramout.
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