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Yemeni army confirms death of top Houthi leader allied to Iran

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The Yemeni army announced the death of Iran-allied Houthi militia leader Hussein Yahya Ksheima and around 40 fighters.

The army said that an Arab coalition strike was able to target them in the West Coast front in Hodeidah district.

Military sources said that Ksheima is considered one of Iran’s major frontline leaders, and that he was an expert in planting mines and explosive devices.

The Houthi leader also received military training in Lebanon and Iran in 2011 and 2012.