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Ansar Allah/Houthi

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The Houthis. The group was originally referred to as Believing Youth, or Shabab al-Mu'minoon. The movement renamed itself Ansar Allah, or Supporters of God, after taking control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa in 2014.


Yemen. The supporters of Hussein Badr ad-Deen al-Houthi and his relatives are particularly concentrated in the Saada governorate in northwestern Yemen, bordering Saudi Arabia. As of September 2018, the Houthis controlled areas in northern and western Yemen, including...

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