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Saudi media: Airstrike kills Houthi leaders in Yemen capital

Saudi media: Airstrike kills Houthi leaders in Yemen capital

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi state media is reporting an airstrike by a kingdom-led coalition in Yemen's capital has killed two Shiite rebel leaders and dozens of their militiamen.

Saudi state-run television offered the report early Saturday, saying more than 50 were killed. The Shiite rebels known as Houthis did not immediately acknowledge the strike.

Al-Arabiya, a Dubai-based satellite news network now believed to be majority-owned by Saudi Arabia, reported the strike Friday hit a high-level meeting of the Houthis.

Al-Arabiya said the strike hit a building belonging to Yemen's Interior Ministry. It said over 38 Houthi fighters including the two leaders were killed.

Al-Masirah, a Houthi-run satellite news channel, acknowledged Houthi leaders met Friday to discuss Saturday's funeral of Saleh al-Sammad, a Houthi political leader earlier killed in a Saudi airstrike.


Updated : 2021-05-14 04:24 GMT+08:00