Jaafar Mohammed Saad
|Jaafar Mohammed Saad|
|Governor of Aden Governorate|
9 October 2015 – 6 December 2015
|President||Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi|
|Preceded by||Nayef al-Bakri|
|Succeeded by||Aidarus al-Zoubaidi|
6 December 2015|
Tawahi, Aden, Yemen
Yemeni Civil War (1994)|
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)
Saad was a soldier for South Yemen before unification with North Yemen in 1990. Local officials said he fought for South Yemen in the Yemeni Civil War of 1994 and later lived in exile in Egypt and the United Kingdom.
Saad, who held the rank of Major-General, helped government forces defend the city of Aden from Houthis in the Yemeni Civil War of 2015. He was appointed as Governor of Aden Governorate on 9 October 2015.
Saad was killed in a car bombing on his convoy in the Tawahi district of Aden on 6 December 2015. Five of his bodyguards died as well. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
- "Governor of Aden in Yemen killed in explosion, say officials". The Guardian. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- "Yemen's Aden governor Jaafar Mohammed Saad killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State", from ABC.net.au
- Fares al-Jalal (12 October 2015). "Securing Aden: New governor attempts to 'integrate' armed groups". Al-Araby. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
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