The fate of the assassine of the Houthi leader’s brother in central Yemen: Interior ministry
The Yemeni Interior Ministry says security forces have eliminated the assassin of Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi, the brother of the leader of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, during a delicate intelligence operation in the country’s central province of Ma’rib.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that, “thanks to God with his help, the security services carried out at 07:24 pm on Tuesday, 10th of September 2019, a successful intelligence and security operation in the depths of the areas under the control of the coalition in the city of Marib, which managed to eliminate Mohammed Ali Qaid Dhawi, 54 years old.”
In the statement, the ministry explained that the operation was carried out after an investigation and the collection of accurate information through which the involvement of certain persons and entities in the assassination of the two martyrs was proved. The investigations proved the link of the so-called “Dawi,” to the Saudi enemy Intelligence.
Informed Yemeni sources, requesting not to be named, told Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network on August 10 that Yemeni security forces had managed to capture 80 percent of the members of the cell behind the assassination of Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi and his close aide, adding that they were undergoing an in-depth investigation.
The sources further noted that the detainees had confessed to having affiliation with the Saudi intelligence agency, and said they had received orders from a militia leader when former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was in power.
The Ministry of Interior said in its statement, “we assure the Yemeni people that the security services are able to reach the depth of all the occupied and controlled areas by the US-Saudi aggression, which was believed by its criminals and hired hit-men to be safe places to hide away from the hands of the security services.”
The ministry vowed that it would reveal the fate of the other perpetrators involved in the assassination, and warned at the same time anyone who may tell himself to hurt the lives of innocent citizens and disturb public tranquility.
The Yemeni Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by al-Masirah television network on August 8 that Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi was killed by “treacherous hands affiliated with the US-Saudi-Israeli aggression.”
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.