DAILY MAIL — This is the shocking moment ISIS assassins murdered a military chief in Yemen in a gangland-style drive-by shooting.
Pictures show a fanatic pointing a gun with a silencer attachment out of the window of a car before shooting a man in the back of the head in the war-torn city of Aden, Yemen.
The victim, dressed in white, falls to the ground before the gunman fires another shot.
ISIS militants claim the images show the assassination of a colonel – though this has not yet been verified.
Yemen has for two years been gripped by a war pitting the internationally recognised government against Shi’ite rebels who control the capital, Sanaa, and are allied with forces loyal to a former president.
The country is also home to active Al Qaeda and Islamic State group affiliates.
In May, an ISIS suicide car bomber killed at least 20 people after targeting a queue outside an army recruitment centre in the city.
The attack was one of two bombings that rocked Aden on the same day.
A second bomber on foot killed at least 25 people when he detonated his explosives vest among a group of recruits waiting outside the home of an army commander.
At the time, the blasts underlined the precarious security situation in Aden, the country’s main port on the Arabian Sea, several months after government forces and allied militiamen backed by a Saudi-led coalition retook the city from the Shi’ite rebels, also known as the Houthis.
The city has in recent months seen a series of suicide bombings and assassinations mainly targeting army and security forces.
Contributing further to the instability in Aden was the recent eviction of northern Yemenis, the work of suspected separatists who seek an independent south.
Today, deadly clashes raged between pro-Iran rebels and Yemeni government forces battling to secure an entrance to the nearby besieged city of Taez.
Backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, Yemeni troops launched an offensive last week to break the rebel siege on Yemen’s flashpoint third city, in the country’s southwest.
The heaviest fighting Monday was near its western entrance where air strikes by the Arab coalition and ground battles left 11 dead among Houthi rebels and their allies, loyalist military sources said.
An air raid killed two more rebels at the northern entrance to Taez, which has been encircled for more than year, the sources said.