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No.4 on Arab Coalition’s most wanted list, Houthi leader Zakaria Al-Shami dead, militia says

Syrian Democratic Forces watch as a coalition airstrike hits ISIS target near the Iraq-Syria border, May 13, 2018. (Army Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster/Department of Defense)

A senior official at the Iran-backed Houthi militia confirmed Sunday the death of Zakaria Al-Shami, the fourth Houthi leader on the Arab Coalition’s wanted list.

The coalition has previously announced a $20 million reward to any one providing information leading to Al-Shami’s arrest or location.

He was the fourth Houthi member on the “A list” that includes 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for planning, implementing and supporting Houthi terrorist activities.

The cause and date of his death remain unclear.

Earlier in the day, Arab Coalition forces carried out airstrikes at dawn Sunday targeting Houthi militia sites near the Yemeni capital Sanaa used by the group to manufacture missiles.

The targeted manufacturing facilities were in Sanaa and Hodaidah, Yemeni sources quoted by Al Arabiya TV said.

Earlier, the coalition bombed Houthi militia sites and military barracks, south and north of Sanaa.

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