Saudi Footprints Found in Assassination of Ansarullah Leader’s Brother
The Yemeni intelligence services could identify the team which had assassinated Ibrahim al-Houthi, the brother of the leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, finding footprints of the Saudi spy agencies.
The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel quoted sources in Yemen as saying that most members of the assassination team have been arrested and are under interrogation.
They added that the team was affiliated to the Saudi intelligence agencies and was active under the supervision of one of the leaders of the militants loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Salih.
Several Yemeni Ansarullah commanders, including Ibrahim al-Houthi, were assassinated in Western Sana’a on Friday.
“The treacherous hands affiliated with the US-‘Israeli’ aggression and its tools assassinated Ibrahim Badreddine al-Houthi,” according to a Friday statement from Yemen’s Interior Ministry.
The statement did not provide any further details regarding al-Houthi’s assassination, who is said to have been an influential military commander among the Ansarullah forces.
Other Yemeni sources reported that al-Houthi’s body, along with several Ansarullah commanders, had been discovered in a house following a Saudi strike in the city of Haddeh in Yemen’s west-central province of Sana’a.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, intending to bring the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the Ansarullah revolutionary movement.
However, resistance by Yemen’s armed forces, led by the Ansarullah, has pushed the Saudi war to a stalemate, with Yemeni forces increasingly using sophisticated weaponry in retaliatory attacks against the coalition.