brother of the chief of Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis has been killed in an
attack by the Arab coalition, the militant group announced on Friday.
The Houthis’ self-styled Interior Ministry said that Ebrahim Badr Al Din Al Houthi, the brother of Abdul Malik Al Houthi, had been killed without providing information on the exact time and place of his death.
“We will not relent in hunting and seizing the tools of the criminal aggression that carried out the crime of Ebrahim Al Houthi’s assassination,” the militia’s mouthpiece television Al Masirah quoted a statement as saying.
The Houthis have plunged Yemen into a devastating war since the radical group toppled the internationally recognized government and seized the capital Sanaa in late 2014.
The Arab coalition, spearheaded by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, intervened in March 2015 in response to a request from the legitimate Yemeni government.