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Major General Jaafar Mohammed Saad (died 6 December 2015) was a Yemeni politician and soldier.

Jaafar Mohammed Saad
Governor of Aden Governorate
In office
9 October 2015 – 6 December 2015
President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi
Preceded by Nayef al-Bakri
Succeeded by Aidarus al-Zoubaidi
Personal details
Died 6 December 2015
Tawahi, Aden, Yemen
Military service
Allegiance  South Yemen
Rank YemeniArmyInsignia-MajorGeneral.PNG Major general
Battles/wars Yemeni Civil War (1994)
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)

Saad was a soldier for South Yemen before unification with North Yemen in 1990.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] He was appointed as Governor of Aden Governorate on 9 October 2015.[3]

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.[1]

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