Houthi leader denounces US strike on Saada
[Yemen Post] Head of the 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" ...
group Abdul-Malik al-Houthi has strongly denounced a US drone strike on Kutaf of Saada in which four Al-Qaeda suspects were killed.
In a statement, he described that the as a US vicious campaign against the Yemeni people, stressing that the US aims at domination on Yemeni land and looting its resources.
He further accused the interim government of allowing the US air forces to commit crimes in Yemen and give it political cover to continue its strikes.
The Houthi group had exploited the 2011 chaos acts to take control on the rugged governorate amid allegations that it commits crimes and conduct arrest campaigns against its political foes.
The group engaged in violent festivities with tribal groups in Haja and Amran as it tried to expand in these areas.
A Yemeni think-tank, Abaad Research and Study Centre has recently said that slogans raised by the Houthi group led to the storm of the US Embassy in Sana'a early of September.
US drones killed four Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first strike recorded against the terror group in northern Yemen. A local Al-Qaeda commander was targeted, and two Saudis are thought to be among those killed.
Arclight airstrike targeted a house in northern Yemen, killing three people. At least two were reported to be Saudis.
Posted by: Fred 2012-10-31