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Thousands of Yemenis in Funeral Procession for Senior Houthi Official in Sana

28 April 2018

Speaking at a meeting in Geneva, Al-Shahrani was reported by Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat as saying that work on improving human rights was part of a national strategy that includes more than 100 initiatives introduced by the current regime.

Al-Samad, who held the post of president in the Houthi-backed political body, was the most senior official to be killed by the Western-backed alliance, which had offered a $20-million USA reward for any information that led to Samad's capture.

At least 38 Houthi militants were killed when a coalition airstrike led by Saudi Arabia targeted the building of Yemen interior ministry in Sanaa in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

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A Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen has launched a dozen airstrikes at a rebel camp in Sanaa killing several Houthi leaders, Saudi media reported Saturday.

The Saudi state-run information company SPA says its air protection forces intercepted 4 of the missiles and no casualties or damages have occurred. Top Houthi officials including al-Samad's successor Mahdi al-Mashat, a former Houthi fighter, attended.

Saleh Nasser Fazl Al-Bakhshi, self-proclaimed "emir" of the terrorist group's branch in the Aden and Abyan regions, was killed during a successful raid carried out by the units of counter-terrorism, emergency forces and security support of the Department of Security of Aden.

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The militia has fired more than 100 ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabian land, according to an Arab Coalition statement on April 16.

The attacks came as newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to arrive in Riyadh for talks that are expected to include discussion of the conflict in Yemen, in which almost 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi-led alliance became involved.

Meanwhile, the Iranian-backed Houthis face criticism for laying mines that have killed and maimed civilians, while allegedly diverting humanitarian aid to their own cadres and conducting mass roundups of their perceived enemies.

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Thousands of Yemenis in Funeral Procession for Senior Houthi Official in Sana