Australian mercenary killed in Yemen

An Australian mercenary has reportedly been killed in clashes in Yemen, alongside six Colombian troops.

Local news agencies are reporting the Australian commander and his six troops were killed after Houthi fighters and allied army units launched attacks on Saudi-led forces in the the country’s south-west.

The Australian has been named as Philip Stitman.


It’s believed he was employed as a foreign mercenary by the United Arab Emirates to lead Colombian troops against the Yemen Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis in the country’s south.

The Department Of Foreign Affairs and Trade has not confirmed the death.