Houthi movement

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Ansar Allah
Participant in the Houthi insurgency in Yemen, the Yemeni Crisis, the Yemeni Revolution, the Yemeni Civil War, the Saudi Arabian–led intervention in Yemen, and the Houthi–Saudi Arabian conflict
Logo of the Houthi movement
Logo of the Houthi movement
AllegianceAxis of Resistance
HeadquartersSaada, Yemen
Area of operationsYemen

The Houthi movement[a] (/ˈhθi/; Arabic: ٱلْحُوثِيُّون al-Ḥūthīyūn [al.ħuː.θiː.juːn]), officially called Ansar Allah (ʾAnṣār Allāh أَنْصَار ٱللَّٰه "Supporters of God") and simply known as Houthis, is an Islamist political and armed movement. It began in Saada in north Yemen in the 1990s. The Houthi movement is a Zaidi Shia majority force.[2]

Under the leadership of Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, the group was an opposition to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The group rejects the term "Houthi"[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Do not call the Ansar Allah movement "Houthi"!". IWN. 23 April 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention" (PDF). Congressional Research. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2021. The Houthi movement (formally known as Ansar Allahor Partisans of God) is a predominantly Zaydi Shia revivalist political and insurgent movement formed in the northern Yemeni governorate of Saada under the leadership of members of the Houthi family.
  3. Streuly, Dick (12 February 2015). "5 Things to Know About the Houthis of Yemen". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-04.