Houthi Commander Killed by Coalition Airstrike in Western Yemen

Published August 28th, 2018 - 04:00 GMT
Houthi militias. (AFP/File Photo)
Houthi militias. (AFP/File Photo)

A Houthi commander was killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen’s western Hudaydah province on Tuesday, according to a government official. 

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, identified the leader as Abdul Karim Amir al-Din al-Houthi, a relative of Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the Shia group, which overran much of Yemen in 2014. 

The Houthi group has yet to confirm the killing. 

Amir al-Din is on a Saudi list of 40 Houthi “terrorists” wanted by the oil-rich kingdom. 

According to sources close to the Houthi group, Amir al-Din is considered a “hardliner” in the rebel movement. 

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi military gains in war-torn Yemen. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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