ISIS Claims Credit for Yemen Bomb Blasts at Shi'ite Mosques

At least 137 people died in suicide bombing attacks at Houthi mosques in Sanaa, Yemen today. ISIS has released an official statement through its Wilayat Sanaa claiming credit.

Yemen is torn by a power struggle between the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in the north and Hadi, who has set up a rival power base in the south backed by Sunni-led Gulf Arab states.

The mosques in Sanaa are known to be used mainly by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, which controls most of northern Yemen, including Sanaa.

According to Reuters, the ISIS statement (available here in Arabic, but loosely translatable with Bing or Google translator) said: [More...]

"Let the polytheist Houthis know that the soldiers of the Islamic State will not rest and will not stay still until they extirpate them...."God willing, this operation is only a part of the coming flood."

Also today, unidentified warplanes attacked the presidential palace in Aden. Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was unharmed.

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    by Mr Natural on Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 03:26:29 PM EST
    run for the border.

    - the last and most important lesson being: know when to run.