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Mon - 12 Aug 2019 - 06:08 AM ،،،

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 A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement’s leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, leader of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, was killed because of infighting, the Arab coalition said on Sunday.

The Houthis on Friday said Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi was assassinated in the capital Sanaa by “the treacherous hands affiliated with the US-Israeli aggression and its tools,” without providing details.

But the coalition said Al Houthi had been killed as part of a dispute between different factions in the rebel group, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The coalition said the assassination of Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi took place in one of the Houthi strongholds in Haddah district, a southwestern neighborhood in Sanaa. According to Al Arabiya sources, Ibrahim was killed along with eight of his bodyguards.

Meanwhile, fighting between the coalition and Houthis continues. On Sunday evening, Coalition spokesman Col Turki Al Malki said its troops intercepted and shot down a drone fired by the Houthis from Sanaa towards the kingdom.