Jaafar Mohamed Saad, Yemeni politician and general dead


Jaafar Mohammed Saad died on December 6, 2015.

He was a Yemeni politician and soldier.

Jaafar was killed in an explosion in Aden.

Jaafar was a soldier for South Yemen before the reunication with North Yemen.

He reportedly fought for South Yemen in the Yemeni Civil War of 1994, and later lived in exile in Egypt and the United Kingdom.

Jaafar was appointed governor of Aden on 9 October 2015.

Jaafar Saad, who held the rank of Major-General, was earlier involved in the defence of the city of Aden for government forces against Houthis in the Yemeni Civil War.

He was killed in an explosion in the Tawahi district of Aden on December 6, 2015.

Six further people in his convoy died as well.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.