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Islamic State’s Aden Attacks Reflect Group’s Strategy Aimed at Fomenting Chaos Before Seizing Territory in Yemen

Written by Staff

On 18 December 2016, a suicide attacker detonated an explosive among Yemeni soldiers waiting to collect their salaries near the al-Sulaban army camp in Aden’s Khormaksar, killing 52 people and wounding 90.

On the same day, the Islamic State’s Aden-Abyan wilaya (province) claimed responsibility for the attack, identifying the perpetrator as militant, Abu Hashem al-Rafdani.

This is the latest in a series of mass-casualty attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State and targeting Yemeni security forces across southern Yemen. It came only eight days after a similar attack on al-Sulaban camp, when an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a crowd of would-be army recruits, killing 45 of them.

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