On Sunday, tribal sources in Ma’rib province have confirmed the death of a Turkish expert who was in Yemen to train mercenaries in the use of drones.
According to Yemen News Portal, a Turkish expert was killed in an explosion during a training flight of drones in a desert area, along with several number of al-Qaeda leaders.
The Turkish expert was allegedly accompanied by the son and brother of the Saudi-led governor of Ma’rib, as well as the resigned former Minister of Transport in the Hadi puppet government, Saleh al-Jabwani, along with dozens of military personnel.
International media had earlier revealed that Turkish experts had arrived in Yemen with drones at the invitation of al-Jabwani, after the former minister’s recent return from Qatar. Saleh al-Jabwani reportedly went to the Gulf state in order to seek support from the wider Muslim Brotherhood in the conflict against UAE-backed Southern Yemeni separatists.
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