Brother of Yemen's Houthi leader assassinated: rebels

Brother of Yemen's Houthi leader killed by 'Saudi aggression': rebels
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09 August, 2019
Ibrahim al-Houthi, the brother of the leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement, which controls the capital Sana’a, was assassinated on Friday, the Houthi movement’s self-proclaimed Interior Ministry said.
Ibrahim al-Houthi was assassinated on Friday [Agencies]
Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, which controls the Yemeni capital Sana’a, announced on Friday that a senior member of the Houthi family has been assassinated.

The Houthi movement’s self-proclaimed Interior Ministry said that Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi was killed by "treacherous hands affiliated with the US-Saudi-Israeli aggression" adding that "it would spare no effort to find" Ibrahim’s killers.

No further details were given.

Ibrahim al-Houthi is the brother of the movement’s leader, Abdel Malek al-Houthi.

In September 2014, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels orchestrated a coup against internationally recognised President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, taking over Sana'a.

In March 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen against the Houthis. Tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the resulting war.

Also on Friday, Saudi Arabia announced that it had shot down a Houthi drone over southern Saudi Arabia.