Houthi commander of female armed brigade killed in Yemeni capital

The “Descendants of Zainab,” an all-female armed brigade tasked with raiding houses and suppressing female protests. (File photo)

A prominent Houthi commander was killed in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital under the militia’s control, as a result of rising disputes between their ranks.

According to sources in Sanaa, Hussein al-Bakli, a Houthi military commander who is in charge of the “Descendants of Zainab,” an all-female armed brigade tasked with raiding houses and suppressing female protests, was killed along with one of his companions on Saturday in Bayt Baws in South Sanaa.

Bakli was shot in an ambush, sources said, adding that assassins escaped the scene after confirming Bakli was dead.

Sources added that Bakli, who is close to Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the chief of the so-called Revolutionary Committee, was killed due to disputes between the Houthi militiamen over corruption and power struggle in areas they control.
 

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