Aidarus al-Zoubaidi

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Aidarus al-Zoubaidi عيدروس
President of the Southern Transitional Council
Assumed office
11 May 2017
Preceded byOffice created
Governor of the Aden Governorate
In office
7 December 2015 – 27 April 2017
Preceded byJaafar Mohammed Saad
Succeeded byAbdul Aziz al-Muflehi
Personal details
Born1967 (age 51–52)
Zoubaid, Dhale, South Yemen
Military service
Allegiance Yemen (until 2017)
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Southern Movement
Branch/servicePopular Resistance Militia[1]
RankYemeniArmyInsignia-MajorGeneral.PNG Major general
Battles/warsYemeni Civil War (2015-present)

Major General Aidarus Qassem Abdulaziz al-Zoubaidi (Arabic: عَيْدَرُوُس قاسم عبدالعزيز الزُّبَيْدي) is a Yemeni politician and Southern Resistance supreme commander who has been the governor of the Aden province from December 2015 to April 2017.


Al-Zoubaidi is a former militia commander from the Dhale province who remained loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi during the Yemeni Civil War. He was appointed to be the governor of Aden in early December 2015, after the previous one, Major General Jaafar Mohammed Saad, was assassinated in a car bombing.[2] In early January 2016, he survived an assassination attempt by ISIL when a bomb exploded near by his convoy, and at least one bodyguard was killed.[3]

He was fired on 27 April 2017 by President Hadi.[4]

On May 3, major rallies were held in Aden to protest the decision of Hadi. One week later, Southern Transitional Council was formed, and some of the members were the governors of Dhale Governorate, Shabwah Governorate, Hadramaut Governorate, Lahij Governorate, Socotra, and Al Mahrah Governorate.

He is a member of the Southern Movement and President of the Southern Transitional Council.[5]

On 29 January 2018, in the Battle of Aden (2018), Aidarus al-Zoubaidi announced the state of emergency in Aden and that "the STC has begun the process of overthrowing Hadi’s rule over the South". He recently visited Sheffield March 2019 Published by Luke phubWilliams[6]

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  2. ^ Hadi appoints Aidarus Al Zubaidi governor of Aden. Emirates 24/7. Published 8 December 2016. Accessed 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ Yemen crisis: Aden governor survives 'IS bomb attack'. BBC News. Published 5 January 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Four Ministers Appointed, One Dismissed by Presidential Order in Yemen". Asharq al-Awsat. 28 April 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  5. ^ "Thousands Protest at Yemen President's Sacking of Southern Leaders". U.S. News. 4 May 2017.
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