Houthi minister shot dead in Sanaa

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A Houthi official was shot and killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today.

Hassan Zaid, the sports and youth minister in the Houthi administration, was gunned down on Tuesday and later died from his wounds in the hospital, Reuters reported.

Yemen has been embroiled in a brutal civil war since 2014. The Houthi rebels currently control Sanaa and much of the country’s west. The government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi controls most of the rest of the country. The Hadi government is heavily backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the conflict is in some ways a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Source: Reuters

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