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Abdul-Malik Badruldeen al-Houthi

Terror organization: Houthis (also known as Ansar Allah)

Status: Leader

Roll: According to the chaotic situation in Yemen, the Houthis took over the country.

Massive terror attacks and the escape of the president and his government basically made al Houthi president de facto. He is a politician and the military forces commander.

Command and directed on dozens of terror attacks. Designated by the US as SDGT.

Location: Yemen

Born: 1982;

Place of Birth: Yemen;

Gender: Male;

Type(s) of Organization: Militia, political party, terrorist, violent;

Ideologies and Affiliations: Iranian-sponsored, Islamist, jihadist, Khomeinist, Shiite;

Known also as: Abdul-Malik al-Houthi;


Abdul-Malik Badruldeen al-Houthi is a Yemeni politician who serves as the leader of the Zaidi revolution movement Ansar Allah (Houthis). His brothers Yahia and Abdul-Karim are also leaders of the group, as were his late brothers Hussein, Ibrahim, and Abdulkhaliq. Abdul-Malik Houthi is the leading figure in a revolution starting in the Saada Governorate in northern Yemen, which has been continuing from 2004 to the present day. The uprising was called the Houthi Rebellion due to his leadership.

The UN announced a travel ban on al-Houthi in November 2014 after the Houthi takeover of Sana’a. During a visit to the northern province, Jamal Benomar, the former UN envoy to Yemen, met with al-Houthi and said he supported the Houthi group in their rejection of moving the talks between Al Houthi and the current government outside of Yemen, in spite of the complaint of Hadi, the Yemeni legitimate president.

On 10 January 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to designated Abdul Malik al-Houthi, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al Hakim as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. A month later, Antony J. Blinken revoked the designation of the trio as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

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