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Abdul-Malik al-Houthi

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Abdul-Malik al-Houthi
Abu Jibril
عبدالملك بدرالدين الحوثي
Leader of Ansar Allah
Assumed office
10 September 2004
Preceded byHussein al-Houthi
Personal details
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi

(1979-05-22) 22 May 1979 (age 45)
Saada Governorate, North Yemen[1]
FatherBadreddin al-Houthi
RelativesHussein Badreddin al-Houthi (brother)
Yahia al-Houthi (brother)
ReligionShia Islam
Military service
Allegiance Yemen
Years of service2004–present
Battles/warsHouthi insurgency in Yemen
Yemeni Civil War (2014–present)

Abdul-Malik Badruldeen al-Houthi (Arabic: عبد الملك بدر الدين الحوثي, romanized: ʻAbd al-Malik Badr al-Dīn al-Ḥūthī) or Abu Jibril is a Yemeni politician and religious leader who serves as the leader of the Houthi movement, a revolutionary movement principally made up of Zaidi Muslims. His brothers Yahia and Abdul-Karim are also leaders of the group, as were his late brothers Hussein, Ibrahim,[2] and Abdulkhaliq.[3][4][5][6][7] Abdul-Malik Houthi is the leading figure in the Yemeni Civil War which started with the Houthi takeover in Yemen in the Saada Governorate in northern Yemen.


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  2. "Clashes in southern Yemen; rebels leader's brother killed". Globe and Mail. Associated Press. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. "Brother of Houthis' top leader believed dead after air strike". The National (Abu Dhabi). 1 September 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. Yemeni rebel leader denies seeking Shi'ite state. Mail & Guardian. 29 September 2009.
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  6. Iran urges all sides to end Yemen conflict Archived November 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. İslâmi Davet. 24 November 2009.
  7. the 500 most influential muslim,p.166.2009,ed by John Esposito & Ebrahim Kalin