Egypt condemns IS attack in Yemen which claimed 70 lives

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Aug 2016

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people Monday at Yemen's army recruitment centre

Fighters loyal to the government gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Aden, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 (AP)

Cairo has strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a Yemeni army recruitment centre in Aden on Monday which killed at least 70 people, the deadliest militant attack in the city in over a year.

In an official statement on Monday, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed solidarity with the Yemeni people against any forms of terrorism, stressing the necessity of coordinating international efforts to counter it.

The suicide car bombing was claimed by the Islamic State group.

The war in Yemen pits the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition against the Shia Houthi rebels who are allied with ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Islamic State militants are also operative in Yemen, particularly in the south and south-east.

Aden is the temporary base of Yemen's internationally recognised government.

Egypt has been participating with naval and air forces in the Saudi-led military coalition against the Houthi fighters in Yemen since the coalition was launched in March 2015.


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