Ansarullah Rejects Capture of Leader’s Brother

26 July 2015 | 21:57 Code : 1950483 Latest Headlines

(FNA)- Ansarullah categorically rejected militants' claim that the Yemeni revolutionary movement leader's brother, Abdul Khaliq al-Houthi, has been captured by forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi.

"Such rumors by the media affiliated to Saudi Arabia are hasty unfounded allegations," senior Ansarullah commander Jaber al-Houthi announced on Sunday.

He noted that the pro-Saudi media are trying to divert public attention from the Yemeni people's resistance and death of tens of Saudi military troops.

Pro-Hadi militants that operate under Al-Qaeda ranks in Yemen claimed on their Twitter account Saturday night that they have captured Ansarullah Leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi's brother, Abdel Khaliq.

The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 123 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,310 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive former President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.

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