Yemen Huthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels


The Houthis control the capital Sanaa in the country's north and are fighting forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Yemeni government based in the southern port city of Aden.

The US, UK and France, which sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and provide the SLC with intelligence and logistical support to conduct the bombings, must immediately halt weapons sales and work to end the war.

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday accused the Saudi-led coalition of killing their political leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in an air strike last week.

Medics and residents said more than 30 others were also injured in the attack late on Sunday in Bani Qais district. The bride was also killed in the strike, and the groom was among the wounded. The Saudi lead coalition began its air campaign in March 2015 with USA support and continued weapons supply by several Western countries including Britain.

The Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and driven the country to the verge of starvation, according to the United Nations.

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At the United Nations meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned air strikes on a wedding party in Yemen that killed at least 20 civilians on Sunday. Al Mashat was previously the director of Houthi leader Abdelmalek Al Houthi's office.

Qassemi on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the assassination of a senior official of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in a Saudi Arabia's airstrike in the western Yemeni province of Hudaydah.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the airstrikes on the wedding party and on civilian vehicles in Taiz and reminded all parties of their obligations under worldwide humanitarian law to protect civilians in armed conflict, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday. Houthi-run media said the rebels targeted an oil facility.

Saudi officials blame the Houthis, saying their fighters hide in civilians areas and divert aid meant for civilians to take care of their fighters.