Samad was killed in April 2018 by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the port city of Hudaida on Yemen's west coast.
US redeployment of its missile defences from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America's Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
Dozens of people were wounded, including women and children, in the assault on Sanaa's residential centre.
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