Houthi Leader’s Nephew Killed in Yemen Fighting

The nephew of the leader of the Houthi militias in Yemen was killed in fighting in the war-torn country, media affiliated with the Iran-backed group reported Saturday.

Houthi leaderships on social media offered condolences over the death of Mohammed Ahmed Badreddine al-Houthi, the nephew of Houthi leader Abdulmalek al-Houthi.

The time and location of his death was not disclosed.

Houthi media said he was killed in fighting between the militias and legitimate military in the Sirwah region, west of the Marib province.

The deceased is the son of Ahmed Badreddine al-Houthi, also the brother of Hussein al-Houthi, the founder of the militia movement. Both were killed during the first war they waged against the state in 2004.

The Houthis have in recent weeks been suffering significant material and human losses in battles in al-Jawf and Marib. The majority of the casualties are senior figures.