Yemeni sources have confirmed the death of Houthi leader in battles against the national Yemeni army in Saada city.
Leader of Shamiya Front in Saada Ismail Mohamed Abdul Quddous al-Wazir was killed, alongside some of his companions, the sources said without giving further details about whether he was killed in an airstrike or during confrontations against the national army forces.
The leader is originally from Sanaa and close to the militia leader Abdul Malek al-Houthi. He was appointed by the rebels leader as the head of the Shamiya Front.
He was reportedly killed by border troops during battles ongoing in the Shamiya Front, northwest of Saada.