Stella Dimoko Yemen's Ex-President Saleh Shot Dead After Switching Sides In Civil War


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Monday, 4 December 2017

Yemen's Ex-President Saleh Shot Dead After Switching Sides In Civil War

Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen's civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh's armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources in Saleh's party confirmed he died in an attack on his convoy.

Unverified footage of his bloodied body lolling in a blanket circulated just days after he tore up his alliance with the Houthis following nearly three years in which they had jointly battled the Saudi-led coalition that intervened to try to reinstate Yemen's internationally recognized government.

Saleh's death, close watchers of Yemen say, will be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a major blow to the Saudi-led coalition. Any hope of the coalition that Saleh could have been bought off to help them against the Houthis has now been dashed and the Houthis have destroyed a powerful new adversary.
From reuters


  1. How do people do this?take a life you can't give.Rip

  2. Thanks for finallʏ talking aƅout >"Yemen's Ex-President Saleh Shot Dead After Switching Sides In Civil War" <Loved it!

  3. @Olivia Pope of Scandal at work... Lol


  4. Na waooo just saw the news on Aljazera RIP..

  5. May his soul rest in peace.

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  6. He betrayed his Iranian houthis and switched to the saudi alliance and they killed him.My fear is that the civilians in Yemen,Iran will get killed unessaesary.Hw was the main cause of the civil war in Yemen.


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