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Abdul-Malik al-Houthi

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi
Born 1982
Matarah district, Yemen[1]
Allegiance Shabab al-Munimin
Commands held Houthis
Battles/wars Sa'dah Insurgency

Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi (born 1982)[2] is a leader of the Zaidiyyah insurgency in Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen. His brothers Yahia Badreddin al Houthi and Abdul-Karim Al-Houthi are also leaders of the insurgency, as was his late brother Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.[3][4][5] He was claimed to have been heavily injured during an air raid in December 2009, a claim denied by Houthi spokesmen.[6] On 26 December 2009, it was claimed that Abdul-Malik has been killed after 2 days from a heavy air strike from the Royal Saudi Air Force.[7][8] The claim however was refuted by the Houthis which then released video evidence proving he was alive.[9]

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  • Video of al-Houthi addressing his supporters
Preceded by
Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi
Leader of al-Shabab al-Muminin
September 2004 - Present
Succeeded by
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