A senior commander of Yemen ' s Houthi militia has been captured by southern secessionist forces allied to a Saudi - led coalition, the so - called Southern Resistance movement said on its official Twitter account, Reuters reported. The message said without elaborating the militia captured Houthi military commander Abdul-Khaliq al-Houthi on Saturday. Houthi officials could not immediately be contacted for comment. This is while the news has not been approved yet. Yemenis say Abdul-Khaliq al-Houthi, a brother of Houthi leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi, played an important role in the capture of the capital Sanaa in September. He was one of several Yemenis blacklisted by the U.N. Security Council in November 2014 for allegedly threatening Yemen's peace and stability and obstructing political reform efforts.