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Houthis bomb house of leader from Saleh’s party

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Houthis militias bombed the home of a leader of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party, the first of its kind as tensions group between the two allies.

According to local sources, Houthi militias bombed on Monday the house of one of the leaders of the Popular Congress Party, Sheikh Ali al-Houbani, east of Taiz province in south-west Yemen.

The sources said that the house of Sheikh al-Hobani, a prominent leader of Saleh’s party, in the area of al-Hoban east of Taiz, was completely destroyed.

It is believed the bombing was an attempt to intimidate Saleh’s political leaders within his party.

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Meanwhile, the Houthi militia arrested a senior military leader loyal to the ousted Saleh in al-Hudaydah governorate in western Yemen.

Media Sources said that the Houthi militia arrested the commander of the 82nd coastal defense brigade, General Ali Mahdi al-Ansi who is loyal to the ousted Saleh. They imprisoned him in the city’s police camp and did not disclose the reasons or circumstances for his arrest.