In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State from Aden, “Wilayat Adan Abyan,” a government agent named Usamah Khalid Haydarah is assassinated in Al-Mansoura. The photo report was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 14. An accompanying summary of the photo report reads: "Eliminating the Murtadd, Usamah Khalid Haydarah, a Member of the National Security with a Silenced Gun in the Mansurah Area in 'Adan." Yemen has been in a state of political crisis since 2011 when now ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh tried to amend the constitution to eliminate presidential term limits and make himself president for life. After Saleh was forced to step down in 2012, the presidency was transferred to Vice President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Hadi was formally elected president in February 2012 in a one-man election. Soon after, Houthis, a Shia Islamist group, staged a coup d’état. Yemen has been in a civil war since between government forces and rebels since. Viewer discretion is advised.
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