Ex-Yemeni president Saleh killed by allies

A Houthi supporter dances with a traditional dagger while celebrating the death of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh a day after he was killed in Sanaa

Foes and supporters said Saleh was killed in a roadside ambush after switching sides in the civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of the Saudi-led coalition. It will support besieging Houthis in their areas in Northern Yemen in case the commanders of Saleh's army chose to fight alongside the Yemeni army.In the past few days, Saleh attempted to liberate Sanaa, which has been occupied by the coup perpetrators since 2014, when Houthi forces took over the headquarters of the First Brigade, leading to the defeat of all other military and security bodies without any resistance.Questions are today raised about how strong Houthis are in Sanaa. The development was confirmed by Saleh's General People's Congress party.

According to Al-Jazeera, Saleh was killed by the rebels in a rocket-propelled grenade and shooting attack on his vehicle at a checkpoint outside Sanaa.

The Houthi-run Masirah TV announced the death of the "leader of the traitors" on Monday, referring to Saleh, who until last week was in a fragile alliance with the rebels.

The ministry also said its forces had "taken over all the positions and strongholds of the treacherous militia in the capital, Sanna, and the surrounding areas, as well as other provinces in order to impose security". Saleh and the Houthis conducted a multi-year insurgency against the internationally-recognized government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Trump to Pull US From UN Migration Compact
He added that the USA "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the program was not consistent with American immigration policies.

The collapse of the alliance between Saleh and the rebels saw at least 100 people reported dead in fighting, accusations of betrayal and the former leader reaching out to the Saudi-led coalition. Saleh's gambit failed, however, as the Houthis were reportedly able to quell the brief uprising led by his forces. Jamie McGoldrick, Yemen's Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator for the United Nations, warned that the death of Mr. Saleh would only lead to "more tragedy" in the country. He remained, however, a key player in the years that followed and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing conflict.

Analysts said Saleh's death further diminished hopes of a resolution to the conflict, which has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

The fresh violence has increased fears for civilian victims of Yemen's war, which has claimed more than 8,750 lives since the Saudi-led coalition intervened. His death puts the exclamation point on the end of an era in Yemen that had, for all intents and purposes, already come to a close. It was said that they were the strongest party, and that any attempt at driving them out would lead to a bloody war between the two parties in the city's historic streets.

Related News:

  • President Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically

    President Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically

    Dent acknowledged that Democrats "have a lot of leverage". "I get it, they have leverage", he said. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington on November 13.
    49ers rally over Bears in Garoppolo's first start

    49ers rally over Bears in Garoppolo's first start

    But it'd be just about the only way I feel like we'd see anything different from this team for the rest of the season. Trent stepping up like that. "For his first time doing it, especially without being here, it was pretty impressive".
    Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

    Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

    I understand completely to attack with the set pieces. 'The goal was wonderful because there was no space to attack. Guardiola has also been criticised for being disrespectful to Southampton and their manager Mauricio Pellegrino .
  • Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy

    Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy

    He was also quick to assure the public he was the clear victor among the duo, with 210 wins compared to Roz's 114. She also shared photos of the gamers bonding for the first time.
    Shohei Ohtani will not be signing with Yankees

    Shohei Ohtani will not be signing with Yankees

    This creates a window for Ohtani to negotiate with Major League Baseball teams that will expire at midnight on December 22. The Minnesota Twins, the only other team with at least $3 million in bonus money, also did not make the final cut.
    No. 2 Sooners bound for Rose Bowl, will face No. 3 Georgia

    No. 2 Sooners bound for Rose Bowl, will face No. 3 Georgia

    A week before the Heisman Trophy victor will be named, Mayfield finished 15-of-23 passing for 243 yards and take game MVP honors. But the Sooners haven't had much trouble with the league in that same span, going 7-3 against SEC programs.
  • Queen Movie Director Bryan Singer Has Been Fired

    Queen Movie Director Bryan Singer Has Been Fired

    Subsequently, however, the two are said to have settled their differences and filming was expected to resume. Singer is known to disappear during filming.
    USC to Play Michigan in Outback Bowl

    USC to Play Michigan in Outback Bowl

    MI lost to four teams that were 9-3 or better, including three in New Year's Six bowls (Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin). The Gamecocks were 6-6 in the 2016 regular season before losing to USF in the Birmingham Bowl.
    Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan

    Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan

    Per People , a spokesperson at Kensington Palace on Tuesday said that Harry was "looking forward to introducing Ms. Meghan Markle , fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry , arrives at the Nottingham Contemporary Centre.
  • OnePlus's going to sell this awesome Star Wars OnePlus 5T

    OnePlus's going to sell this awesome Star Wars OnePlus 5T

    OnePlus might launch the Star Wars edition in a single 8GB RAM/128GB storage model as it did earlier with the OnePlus 3T in 2016. Pricing for the Start Wars Edition 5T is not known at this time, but the we do know that the regular OnePlus 5T starts at $499.
    Clemson demolishes Miami en route to ACC title

    Clemson demolishes Miami en route to ACC title

    The Clemson receiving corps was spread out, with 11 different pass catchers hauling in a reception in the rout. Bryant also rushed for a touchdown in the first half, as did running backs Travis Etienne and Adam Choice.
    Iran opens $1 bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan

    Iran opens $1 bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan

    India had been looking after the development of the Chabahar port as the Iranian government was focusing on its second phase. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port , located on southern Iran .


Most liked

Theresa May tackles Donald Trump over tweets on trip to Jordan
It came as Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. , revealed he had made a formal complaint to the White House. She said she had been deluged with tweets from Donald Trump's followers - despite only having six of her own.

LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed To Run For Pakistan General Elections 2018
Saeed also said on Saturday that his detention in Pakistan and arrest of Hurriyat leaders in India was part of worldwide agenda. Talking to a group of columnists at the JuD headquarters in Chauburji here yesterday, he dedicated 2018 for Kashmiris.

Raheem Sterling wants to become a superstar at Manchester City - Vincent Kompany
Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead through Sadio Mane's neat dink in the 17th minute and substitute Mohamed Salah added a late brace.

President Trump's huge McDonald's order has been revealed by former aides
According to the authors, the food choices made during Trump's early campaign were KFC, pizza, Diet Coke and McDonald's . If any of you give a single cent to Corey Lewandowski for his "book" you are all even dumber than I thought.

Qualcomm files additional suits against Apple in ongoing patent dispute
Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringment claims against Apple in US District Court, bringing the total to 16. In addition to this, Qualcomm is challenging Apple's patent usage at the International Trade Commission (ITC).

The Pontiac Silverdome Is Apparently Indestructible As An Implosion Attempt Failed
However, the Silverdome apparently is indestructible, as the numerous explosions failed to bring down the building. The Silverdome property sits on 127 acres and was last used as home of the Detroit Lions in 2001.

Margot Robbie Advises DCEU Producers To Stand By Their Directors
Shortly after her DCEU debut, it was announced Robbie was working on a spinoff for Harley that she'd executive produce. The film is reportedly to be called Gotham City Sirens and it's going to have to be good to catch up with Marvel.

Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind
And it's insane , like, what I am supposed to do? I mean, it's like, crazy. "And there was a couple of times in the game. Gronkowski was called for a personal foul for unnecessary roughness, but was not ejected from the game.

Bigg Boss 11: Here's A Proof Shilpa Shinde Might Win The Show
An engineer by profession, she has also tried her hand at modelling and been part of few beauty pageants. Vikas Gupta is the flawless candidate for being a part of the Bigg Boss house, speculates Pinkvilla .

Google bans Android apps that display ads on lock screen
Nobody really wants that, which is why Google's now banned apps that try to sneak in ads onto your lockscreen from the Play Store. Along with showing real-time smartphone data use, Datally reveals which apps are involved and lets people stop them as they wish.

United States defence chief Mattis to visit Pakistan on Dec 4
During the tour, he will re-affirm the US' enduring commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. Earlier while talking to media, James Mattis said that he is making first trip to Pakistan as secretary of defense.

Giants, Stanton reps meet in LA
It's unclear what Miami would target in a trade with the Cardinals , and the deal may prove to be a nonstarter. As of Sunday afternoon, one source said Stanton had not informed Miami of a decision.

I have seen unprecedented support for BJP in Gujarat: PM Modi
What tolerance is this". "Those who have no internal democracy can't work for people". Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

Nittany Lions Set To Face Washington In Fiesta Bowl
The Huskies beat the Scarlet Knights 30-14 in New Jersey en route to a 10-2 season with wins over Washington State, Oregon, UCLA. At a glance Washington and Penn State share a common opponent in Rutgers.

Rickie Fowler conquers Bahamas to win Hero World Challenge
I think we have to crawl before we can walk and walk before we can run. "Then I thought he would play but never win again".