Houthi militia cell arrested for assassination plot on government military officials

Houthi militia cell arrested for assassination plot on government military officials
A Houthi militia fighter holding up a Kalashnikov assault rifle. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 September 2021

Houthi militia cell arrested for assassination plot on government military officials

Houthi militia cell arrested for assassination plot on government military officials

LONDON: Police in Yemen's province of Marib arrested a group of Houthi militia planning to bomb public places with the aim to assassinate government military officials, state news agency Saba reported on Thursday.
The commander of Special Forces in Marib Brig. Gen. Saleem Al-Sayyaghi told Saba that a cache of explosives and maps of bomb sites were seized in possession of the Houthi members.
Initial investigations, he said, revealed that those arrested “steered by the Iran-backed Houthi militia” and were tasked with bombing civilian crowds and military leaders.

Sayyaghi claimed that the plot comes as the militia failed to take Marib in the battlefield despite sending fighters towards the army positions over the past months.