Houthi leaders killed in military attack on their HQ in Saada

Published January 24th, 2016 - 03:00 GMT

Yemeni forces loyal to president Hadi executed a military operation on Houthi militant headquarters in the Saada Governorate on Saturday, which has resulted in the death of several of Houthi leaders while they were running militant operations against Saudi Arabian and Yemeni governorates, Asharq Alawsat reports.

Among those killed were leadership-associated relatives of the Houthi leader, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, the son of the founder of the Houthi militant movement and one who led the first insurgency in Saada in 2004, and Al Badr Hamid al Din al-Houthi, cousin of Abdul-Malikal-Houthi.

Both Northern and Eastern areas of Yemen are witnessing broad military operations by local government forces aiming to remove  Houthi fighters and militants who support former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. All the movements have shown the destruction on Houthi fronts in both Ma'rib and Sana'a.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Resistance Council in Sana'a, Shadi Khasroof, has denied all information on negotiations about giving up the capital Sana'a without a fight, saying "the word going around is unfounded". However, he added: "we hope that Sana'a be handed over peacefully as soon as possible, the blood of Yemenis being further spilled be saved, and the insurgents quit their gambling and obstinacy."

By Arafat Madabish

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material

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