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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-01-22

A video posted online by the Shiite rebels in Yemen, shows their chief, Abdel Malik al-Huthi, in good health. Recent reports released by the authorities have claimed his death.

AFP - The website of the Shiite rebels in northern Yemen posted a video on Friday in which their chief Abdel Malik al-Huthi denied having been killed, as claimed by government officials several times.

"All these allegations are fabricated and baseless," the rebel leader said in the video in response to reports that he was dead or had been wounded.

"These allegations are intended to justify the massacres of civilians committed by the authorities," he said, referring to an intensified government military campaign against the rebels since late last year.

Huthi appears in the video with his head uncovered and wearing a dark jacket over a white robe and traditional Yemeni curved dagger attached to his belt. It is unclear when the footage was taken.

Numerous reports about his death or serious injury, often distributed by the authorities in Sanaa, have circulated in recent weeks. But they have been denied by the rebels, also known as Zaidis or Huthis.
 

Date created : 2010-01-22

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