“It’s a familiar scenario: a man, usually a political, security or military figure, emerges from a location he regularly frequents—home, mosque, work, supermarket—and is promptly shot down by gunmen, or turns on his car’s ignition only for it to explode. Said gunmen will then promptly escape, most likely on a motorcycle—or, in the case of a car bomb, watch, satisfied, from afar.
Yemen is now at a stage where some assassinations, especially of low-ranking security or military figures, are barely news any more.
However, one assassination has rocked Yemen recently, that of the Houthi MP and National Dialogue Conference (NDC) member Abdulkareem Jadban. Jadban was killed by gunmen on November 22 as he emerged from the Shawkani Mosque in the capital, Sana’a. He was the first member of the seemingly never-ending NDC to be killed.”
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