SANAA (FNA) – The brother of Yemen’s former fugitive President Mansour Hadi was killed in the Saudi-led forces’ airstrike in Sana’a on Wednesday, media reports said.
"Nasser Hadi was killed in the Saudi-led fighter jets’ strike on a place where he was incarcerated in the Yemeni capital,” the Arabic-language El-Nashra website quoted member of the Yemeni Popular Congress Party Yasser al-Yamani as saying.
He noted that the dead body of Mansour Hadi’s brother is now in Sana’a’s mortuary.
Nasser Hadi was in charge of the intelligence service in Aden province and he was arrested by the Yemeni popular forces last year before he could flee to Saudi Arabia.
Aden province has been the scene of numerous attacks against pro-Hadi forces; the latest case was assassination of Aden governor Ja’afar Saeed.
In late December, the Yemeni forces besieged the palace of Mansour Hadi in the province of Aden.
A newly-formed terrorist group calling itself ‘Southern Yemen’s Resistance Forces’ have besieged Hadi’s place of residence in Aden, Arab media outlets reported Wednesday.
Political analysts speculate that the siege of Hadi’s palace has taken place with the greenlight of the United Arab Emirates as a result of a row between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over Hadi and his Prime Minister Khaled Bahah.
The speculations come as the UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed has recently met the leaders of Southern Yemen, including a senior Yemeni Salafi leader Hani bin Barik, in Abu Dhabi.