ISIL moves in on Yemen war with massive suicide bomb attack

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2016

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack in Yemen on Aug. 29 that left more than 60 people dead.

Fighters loyal to the government gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on, Aug. 29. /AP/Wael Qubady
Government troops at the site of a car bombing in Aden on Aug. 29. /AP/Wael Qubady

Dozens more were wounded after a terrorist drove a car packed with explosives into an army facility in the southern coast city of Aden.

The attack targeted a gathering of new recruits for Yemen’s security forces.

Aden has served as Yemen’s capital and main base of operations during the ongoing battle with Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The Houthis control the capital Sanaa.

“It’s a massacre,” Yemen Post editor Hakim Al Masmari said of the Aug. 29 bombing. “The attack has the highest death toll in any attack that happened in Aden before.”