Houthi leader killed in precision strike along with 35 others
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Leading Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the
Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is
God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
leader, Muhsin Muhammad al-Ghuraibi, was killed along with 35 militia members in the Yemeni province of Al Jawf on Thursday.
The strike also killed Abu Jihad al-Hamzi supervisor of preventive security, Abu Mortada the engineers battalion commander and Abu Ruhollah commander of the Jawf front.
The Yemeni National Army responded to an attack by the militias on al-Jawf province that killed three minors.
Coalition aircraft provided support and conducted precision air strikes on three Houthi military formations. The coalition also destroyed an anti-aircraft position that the militia had tried to use in targeting coalition fighters.
Thursday morning, Houthi military vehicles in Jawf province were also targeted while enroute to supply the militia controlled fronts.
A military source confirmed that the National Army monitored the military vehicles, which were carrying ammunition and supplies, heading towards the front.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-09