Houthi militias have announced the death of the head of their political council Saleh Ali al-Sammad after a coalition raid.
Sammad headed the Houthi-led Supreme Political Council and was the second on the Arab Coalition’s list of wanted people in Yemen.
Al Arabiya sources said Sammad was killed in an air raid near the suburb of al-Buraihi, south of al-Hudaydah province.
Sources who spoke to Al Arabiya said Sammad was under house arrest in the western coast of al-Hudaydah in recent weeks because of differences within the militias.
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman, confirmed the news on his official Twitter account saying that the Houthi leader had vowed to make 2018 the year of "ballistic missiles on KSA".
The RSAF has targeted the second most senior Iranian-backed Houthi commander Saleh Al Sammad. He vowed couple of weeks ago to make 2018 the “year of ballistic missiles on KSA”. The response to him was a direct hit under the leadership of HRH Minister of Defense.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) April 24, 2018