Iran-trained Houthi militant leader in charge of drones killed east of Sanaa

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The Houthi militia in Yemen has confirmed the death of one of its prominent militant leaders, identified as Mohammed Abdo Musleh al-Ghouli, east of the capital Sanaa on Sunday.

Pro-Houthi activists and media outlets acknowledged the death of al-Ghouli on social media, with reports confirming that his body was buried during a funeral on Sunday in his hometown of the Raydah district in Amran governorate, north of Sanaa.

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The Houthi militia did not confirm where al-Ghouli was killed and only disclosed that a funeral ceremony was held on his behalf, identifying his “heroism” in the face of they called “aggression,” referring to the more than six-year war and conflict in Yemen.

Sources told Al Arabiya that al-Ghouli was an expert within the Houthis’ ranks in charge of the explosives-laden drones, adding that the slain Houthi militant leader was among the few who had received training in Iran at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Al-Ghouli was likely killed while fighting in the Naham front, east of the capital, Sanaa, according to sources. Sources said that al-Ghouli might have been killed, alongside other Houthi militant leaders, following air raids conducted by the Arab Coalition.

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