Gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Houthi coup militia assassinated a prominent tribal sheikh in the city of Radaa, Al-Bayda Governorate, central Yemen.
Tribal sources said that gunmen assassinated Sheikh Ali Muhammad Tayeb Al-Omari, one of the most senior sheikhs of the Al-Shariya district, last Thursday, while he was leaving the Radaa Public Prosecution building in the center of the city, which is under the control of the Houthi coup militia.
The sources indicated that the gunmen left the city of Radaa to an unknown destination after committing the crime, according to the Yemeni “Khabar” agency.
Sheikh Ali Al-Omari is one of the most prominent social figures in the Al-Sharia district, who worked to resolve tribal conflicts in many of its areas.
The crime recalls the killing of four sheikhs from the Al Omar tribe, in Al Bayda Governorate, in August 2016. The Houthi militia had kidnapped them from their homes in the Dhi Naem district, and the citizens found their bodies in one of the reefs in the Al Malajim district in Al Bayda governorate.