Yemeni army arrests commander close to Houthi leader

Hussein al-Houthi was arrested at the Hamak front. (AFP)

The Yemeni army said on Thursday that its forces arrested Hussein al-Houthi, a commander who is close to the movement’s leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi.

The Yemeni army detained Hussein and three of his companions at the Hamak Front between the Ibb and Dhale governorates, military sources told the army’s news website 26sepnews.

Hussein, who hails from Saada, and the three others were scouting the area in an ordinary vehicle and were dressed as civilians.

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