17:35 GMT +320 October 2018
Listen Live
    People inspect the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

    Alleged VIDEO of Saudi Airstrike Killing Houthi Political Leader Appears Online

    © AP Photo / Hani Mohammed
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    1212

    Earlier this week, Houthi rebels announced the death of Saleh al-Samad, head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council and one of the leaders of the Ansar Allah group, as a result of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike.

    According to Houthi-run Al Masirah television reports, al-Samad was assassinated last Thursday after the Saudi-led coalition targeted his residence in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah. Following the Houthis’ announcement, a video, allegedly showing the Saudi raid, appeared on YouTube: one of the missiles hit a car, while the other is believed to have targeted another car and several people standing nearby.

    READ MORE: Trump Backs Saudi Arabia After 'Iran-Enabled' Houthi Attacks

    The authenticity of the footage has yet to be verified; Riyadh, for its part, has neither confirmed, nor denied the reports.

    On April 26, thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in wake of the airstrikes to protest al-Samad’s assassination, with Yemeni forces promising a “crushing response” to the Saudi-led coalition.

    READ MORE: Thousands Rally in Yemen as Houthi Official Killed in Saudi Airstrike (VIDEO)

    Yemen has been engulfed in a violent civil war between the government, headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and the Houthi movement. Since 2015, the Saud-led coalition, consisting mostly of Persian Gulf countries, has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request; the rebels, in turn, were allied with Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed in December 2017.

    Related:

    Thousands Rally in Yemen as Houthi Official Killed in Saudi Airstrike (VIDEO)
    No Remorse in US after Saudi ‘Weekend of Mayhem’ Kills Scores in Yemen
    Houthis Announce Killing of Political Leader in US-Led Coalition Strike in Yemen
    Over 30 Civilians Killed in Yemen by Saudi-Led Airstrikes - Reports
    Tags:
    Saudi airstrikes, airstrikes, Houthi movement, Houthi rebels, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment