Saleh Ali al-Sammad

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Saleh Ali al-Sammad
صالح علي الصماد
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President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen
In office
15 August 2016 – 19 April 2018
Prime MinisterTalal Aklan (Acting)
Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour
DeputyQassem Labozah
Preceded byMohammed Ali al-Houthi (President of the Revolutionary Committee)
Succeeded byMahdi al-Mashat (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1979-01-01)1 January 1979
Bani Ma'az, Sahar District, North Yemen (now Yemen)
Died19 April 2018(2018-04-19) (aged 39)[1]
Al Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen
Cause of deathLJ-7 missile[2]
Alma materSana'a University
Military service
AllegianceHouthis
Battles/warsHouthi insurgency in Yemen
*Sammad's term has been disputed by Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Saleh Ali al-Sammad (Arabic: صالح علي الصماد‎; 1 January 1979 – 19 April 2018[3]) was a Yemeni political figure from the Houthi movement. He served as the president of Yemen's Supreme Political Council until his death.

On April 23, 2018, Houthi officials announced al-Sammad was killed in a Saudi-led coalition drone airstrike.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. الجزيرة - عاجل [AJABreaking] (23 April 2018). "عاجل | جماعة الحوثي تعلن مقتل صالح الصماد رئيس المجلس السياسي التابع للحوثيين" (Tweet) (in Arabic). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. Watling, Rawan Shaif, Jack. "How the UAE's Chinese-Made Drone Is Changing the War in Yemen".
  3. "Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. "Yemen war: Houthi political leader 'killed in air raid'". BBC. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. "قناة العربية: مقتل القيادي الحوثي صالح الصماد في غارة جوية للتحالف". kuna.net.kw (in Arabic). Retrieved 24 April 2018.