x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Three executed by militants for aiding US drone strike in Yemen

Residents of the towns of Jaar and Azzan said two Saudis and one Yemeni were beheaded at dawn by the militant group Ansar Al Sharia.

JAAR, YEMEN // Islamist militants in southern Yemen executed early yesterday three men they accused of giving the US information used to carry out drone strikes in the area, a spokesman for the group said in a text message.

Residents of the towns of Jaar and Azzan said two Saudis and one Yemeni were beheaded at dawn by the militant group Ansar Al Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law).

Weakened by months of protests against outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's government has lost control of whole chunks of the country.