More than 38 security officers of the Houthis were killed in an airstrike that targeted the headquarter of the Yemeni Ministry of Interior in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on April 27, al-Arabiya TV reported on April 28.
According to the report, “al-Marwani,” the assistant to the Houthi political leader Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani was among the casualties caused by the airstrike.
Al-Arabiya added that “Abu Al’a”, a top security officer of the Houthis, was also killed. Abu Al’a was reportedly tasked with organizing the funeral of the late Houthi leader Saleh al-Samad who was assassinated on April 19.
Despite of the heavy bombardment by the Saudi-led coalition on Saana, the Houthis were able to organize the funeral of al-Samad.
The Yemeni group even launched at least 8 Badr-1 ballistic missiles at “economic and vital targets” in the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan to avenge the killing of al-Samad.
توثيق للحظة سقوط الصاروخ للغارة الثانية على مقربه من الحشود المشيعين في ميدان السبعين اليوم pic.twitter.com/UVMzsFls6Z
— اسامة نور الدين (@NourOusama) April 28, 2018
Observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition will try to assassinate more Houthi leaders in the upcoming months as it appears to be determined to damage the command chain of the Houthis.