Al Qaeda militants have executed a Yemeni man accused of being an infiltrator and tied him to a football goal as a ‘warning’ to others, security officials say.
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The unidentified man was accused of spying on al Qaeda for the U.S. and was shot dead in the town of Shahr in Yemen’s southeastern Hadhramout province.
Security officials say the man was killed on Thursday by a militant firing squad and his body was tied to the goal for public display by the militants.
An al Qaeda flier distributed to residents said the execution was in ‘retribution’ for anyone who deals with Americans.
The flier claims the man had been placing microchips in cars and safe houses used by al Qaeda members to guide missiles fired by U.S. drones.