Mother, 3 children die of wounds from Daesh-claimed Yemen attack

Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council gather at the site of two suicide car bombings that targeted the headquarters of an anti-terror unit the day before, in the southern Yemeni port of Aden. (AFP)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Mother, 3 children die of wounds from Daesh-claimed Yemen attack

ADEN: A mother and three of her children have died of their wounds from a double suicide bombing in Yemen’s port city of Aden, medical sources said Sunday, raising the death toll to 12.
The family was among seven people who succumbed to wounds sustained in Saturday’s attack, which was claimed by Daesh.
Five other people, including security officers and a child, were killed on the spot when two suicide car bombings hit the headquarters of an anti-terror unit on a beach near the Tawahi district of Aden.
Daesh claimed the attack through its propaganda arm Amaq.
The bombings come after deadly clashes in Aden last month in which southern separatists seized much of the strategic coastal city from Yemen’s Saudi-backed government.
During the chaos in Yemen over the past few years, Daesh has repeatedly attacked Aden, where the government is based, claiming hundreds of victims and mainly targeting government forces.


Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’

Baquer Namazi. (Twitter)
Updated 21 min 26 sec ago
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Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’

  • Baquer Namazi, 81, has been held in Iran for over two years

WASHINGTON: The family and attorney of an Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran say his health is rapidly deteriorating and are appealing to the Iranian authorities to allow him to leave for medical treatment.
Babak Namazi, the son of Baquer Namazi, is asking Iran “to show mercy to my father.”
Baquer Namazi, 81, has been held in Iran for over two years. He and his son Siamak Namazi were convicted of collaborating with a hostile power in 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The elder Namazi has been diagnosed with narcolepsy in addition to battling a heart condition in prison.
Babak Namazi and the family’s attorney say they believe direct engagement between the US and Iran is “critically important” to secure the release of the elder Namazi.