ADEN, Yemen - The Yemeni anti-terror troops, announced that, a top leader of the Daesh group was killed, during a joint security operation in the southern port city of Aden.

The Daesh leader, Sheikh Saleh AlBakhishi, was killed in a joint operation, when he refused to surrender himself and opened fire on the security forces, Aden's security command said, in a statement.

"The raid, conducted by the anti-terror troops and the emergency security unit, in partnership with local intelligence officials, also resulted in the arrest of three other Daesh fighters," the statement added.

The official spokesman of the Aden security administration, Abdul Rahman AlNaqeeb, said that, "the anti-terror troops aimed at arresting the high-ranking Daesh leader alive, but an armed confrontation erupted in the area."

He said, one member of the anti-terror security team was killed and two others were injured, in the exchange of fire that continued for about half an hour.

Security forces also arrested three bodyguards of the Daesh leader in Aden. Several weapons, documents and explosive devices were seized from the Daesh-held building, according to the spokesman.

The southern port city of Aden is considered as Yemen's temporary capital, and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government based itself there since 2015.


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