Who are the Houthi leaders listed on the Saudi terrorism list?

Who are the Houthi leaders listed on the Saudi terrorism list?
Who are the Houthi leaders listed on the Saudi terrorism list?

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia included five military leaders of the Houthi militia, the Iranian arm in Yemen, on the list of terrorism, for their association with activities supporting the militia.

The Presidency of State Security said in a statement, that the classification was based on the system for combating terrorism crimes and its financing, and in line with Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), and subsequent related resolutions, which target those who provide support to terrorists or terrorist acts.

The classification included, Mansour Ahmed Al-Saadi (Al-Saadi), Ahmed Ali Al-Hamzi, Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari, Zakaria Abdullah Yahya Hajar, and Ahmed Muhammad Ali Al-Gohari.

Who is Saadi?

The Houthi militia appointed a prominent leader in its ranks, Mansour Ahmed al-Saadi, nicknamed “Sajjad”, the general supervisor of the naval forces, and named him chief of staff of these affiliated forces, which, according to information obtained by “Al-Arabiya.net”, specialized in planting naval mines and preparing booby-trapped boats to target international navigation, under the supervision of Al-Arabiya.net. And training experts from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Al-Saadi hails from the Fot Maran area in Saada Governorate, the main stronghold of the Houthi coup militia, and is considered one of the most important arms of the militia leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi and who has a close relationship with the Iranians.

He is also one of the most prominent Houthi leaders close to the militia leader, and one of his most prominent military arms, which he sent to the western coast.

According to private sources, Al-Saadi is one of the Houthi leaders who received extensive training in Iran, where he was trained by the Revolutionary Guards in Iran, and he was supervising the smuggling of Iranian weapons to Yemen.

Al-Saadi was among the crew of the Iranian ship Jihan, which was seized off the Yemeni coast in 2012, loaded with a shipment of weapons and explosive materials from Iran on its way to the Houthi militia. , released after taking control of the National Security Agency.

And the United States imposed sanctions on the Houthi leader Al-Saadi, for his role in targeting civilians, neighboring countries, and shipping.

Al-Hamzi.. From the unknown to the Air Force Command

No information is available about the Houthi leader, Ahmed Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi, except that he hails from the Maran area in Saada governorate, the main stronghold of the Houthi militia, and he did not have a public role before he was suddenly appointed to command the Houthi air force.

Al-Hamzi ascended to this position in early 2019, succeeding the prominent Houthi leader appointed by the Houthi militia as commander of the air force, and the first responsible for launching ballistic missiles and drones, Major General Ibrahim al-Shami, who was killed in mysterious circumstances.

The sources suggested at that time that Al-Shami was liquidated by other Houthi leaders, as the Houthi leader had imposed on him house arrest, and dismissed him by an undisclosed decision.

The leader of the Houthis, Ahmed al-Hamzi, a son of Saada, was appointed commander of the air force, although he does not have any military capacity, but he received training in Iran and owes allegiance to it.

Sources confirmed to Al-Arabiya.net that Al-Hamzi was pushed to this site as a trusted nominal official to facilitate the work of the experts of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese Hezbollah, who oversee the assembly and smuggling of booby-trapped and drone aircraft from Iran, directing its targets and training Houthi elements on them.

The United States imposed sanctions on the Houthi leader al-Hamzi, who it said was “the commander of the Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense Forces allied with the Houthis, in addition to the drone program, and obtained Iranian-made weapons for use in the Yemeni civil war, and received training in Iran.”

Al-Ghamari, Chief of Staff of the Houthis

Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Ghamari, who is on the UN sanctions list, is the chief of staff of the Houthi militia, and he is wanted No. 16 on the list of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in the list of Houthi terrorists.

Al-Ghamari grew up, according to media sources, in the isolation of Daen in the Wahha district in Hajjah Governorate, and was included in the military field leaders of the Houthis who stood by Abdul-Malik al-Houthi in the second and third war, when he was on the run and in hiding in the Naqaa area in Saada with the beginning of his leadership and leadership of the rebel militia.

Al-Ghamari previously worked as a Houthi supervisor in Hajjah, as a field leader in Hodeidah, and also held the position of security official in Sanaa. Ideological leadership The terrorist is considered one of the ideological leaders of the Houthi coup movement. He studied at the Hussein Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi Institute in 2003.

According to information, in 2012 Al-Ghamari traveled to Lebanon, especially the southern suburbs of Beirut, to receive several ideological and military courses at the hands of the Hezbollah militia.

He also received military courses in Iran, and is directly related to the launching of ballistic missiles and drones.

Zakaria Hajar (Hagar):

He received military courses in Iran and is associated with ballistic missile and drone launches.

Ahmed El Gohary:

Associated with ballistic missile launches and drones.

* Al Arabiya Net

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