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Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

Image of Houthi militants with a tank on 3rd May 2015
Houthi militants [file photo]

Saudi Arabia is offering $430 million in reward for information leading to the capture of 40 people, mainly Houthi militants, accused of planning and executing terrorist activities.

The Saudi Ministry of Interior issued a statement today with a wanted list that includes the leader of the Houthis, Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi. The head of the Houthi insurgency in Yemen has a $30 million bounty on his head.

Ten others on the wanted list have a $20 million bounty on their head; one has $15 million; an additional ten have $10 million; and the remaining militants have $5 million reward on their head for information leading to their capture.

Riyadh published the list following its interception of a ballistic missile fired from warring Yemen over the capital on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia has accused the men of being responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities by the Houthis, which Riyadh believes is a proxy of Iran.

Read: ‘When the aggression stops, so will we’, say the Houthis

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