Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Video: Al-Houthi Zaydi Rebels in Yemen Capture Saudi School Along Border

Embedded below is a short video reportedly showing Zaydi Shi'i rebels loyal to 'Abd al-Malik al-Houthi capturing a Saudi school along the Yemen-Saudi Arabia border. The al-Houthis have waged a rebellion against the central government of President 'Ali 'Abdullah Salih (Saleh) for years, alleging persecution at his hands (though there is currently a tentative truce between the two sides). The video was posted on a jihadi-takfiri Internet site and the Houthi rebels were called "Rafida" or "Rejectionists," a derogatory term used by some Sunnis about Shi'is. The Houthi rebels shout out "God is greater [than all]" as well as "death to America, death to Israel," before saying that they are "God's partisans." The video is undated.

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