Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led coalition killed leader’s brother

Details or the timing for the killing of Ibrahim al-Houthi, the brother of rebel leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, were not provided.
Friday 09/08/2019
Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) drive their pick up in Aden on August 08, 2019. (AFP)
Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) drive their pick up in Aden on August 08, 2019. (AFP)

Yemen’s rebel Houthis say the Saudi-led coalition they’ve been battling since 2015 has killed the brother of their leader.

The announcement by the rebel-run Interior Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, was posted on Friday on the rebel Almasirah website.

It doesn’t provide details or the timing for the killing of Ibrahim al-Houthi, the brother of rebel leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi.

The statement says Ibrahim was “assassinated by treacherous hands” of the Saudi-led alliance fighting the rebels on behalf of Yemen’s internationally recognised government.

Yemen’s stalemated war between the Iran-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government has claimed tens of thousands of lives, thrust millions to the brink of famine and spawned the world’s most devastating humanitarian crisis.

The rebels control the country’s north and Sanaa while government forces hold mainly southern Yemen.

(AP)