Iran puts pressure on Houthis to bring back body of their missile expert

Khasrawy died during a coalition air raid on Saturday in the Arhab district in Sanaa. (AFP)

The Houthi militia is facing intense pressure from Iran demanding that they transport the body of Iranian missile expert, Hussein Khasrawy, to Tehran for a proper burial, according to sources close to the militia’s leaders.

Khasrawy died during a coalition air raid on Saturday in the Arhab district in Sanaa. According to Yemeni news websites, the militia is incapable of transporting the body.

They currently transferred the body of Khasrawy to one of their supporting hospitals, al-Moaid, located north of Sanaa.

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Sources close to the militia’s leaders said that the body was moved from Hospital 48, south of the capital, to al-Moaid Hospital for unknown reasons, amid strict security and secrecy.

Sources also confirmed that Iranian officers were killed in previous clashes, and the Houthis were able to transport some of the bodies to Tehran. The transfer was done away from public view and in complete secrecy.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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