Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa
Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Damascus (Syria News) Houthi-controlled Ministry of Interior, on Monday, announced killing the Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital, Sanaa.

The ministry announced via the Houthi-owned “Al Masirah TV” Channel the end of what it called as “Treason Militia” and capturing all of its hideouts in the capital, Sanaa, its outskirts and other provinces, and said in a statement, “The militias of treason are finished and their leader has been killed.”

Furthermore, the ministry accused the former president of killing civilians, cutting road, provoking chaos, disturbing public tranquility, establishing direct relations with enemy states, in addition to trying to cut off the entrances to cities, along intensive air strikes carried out by the Yemeni Air Force.

Saleh was shot dead, after firing a missile on his vehicle. Press reports claimed that Houthis blew up the house of the former president after capturing it earlier today.

A still photo taken from the video released by the Houthis, claiming killing former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

It is noteworthy that Saleh announced breaking the alliance with the Iranian-backed Houthi militia two days ago.

Saleh’s statements triggered major turmoil in Sanaa, where the residents of the capital described the last 2 days as the hardest during Yemen war. Sanaa residents revealed that ongoing street battles and explosions took place in the city, while schools and hospitals shut their doors.

A spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement for CNN that at least 125 people were killed, while 238 others were injures in the battles that took place over the past five days.

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