Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Ousted Yemen President Killed by Iranian-Backed Houthis

Houthi rebel supporters celebrated the death of former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh Image Houthi rebel supporters celebrated the death of former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh
Charlie Simmons | 05 December, 2017, 02:50

But, since they entered it, they seized arms stores, won loyalties and laid down their plans for the day in which they would fight Saleh and probably assassinate him and take over the capital.He dramatically changed the map of the war in Yemen the night he announced on TV that he accepted reconciliation, and assassinating him will not change this.

"The problem is not with the General People's Congress as a party or with its members".

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world's poorest country.

Sayyid said Saleh and other top party officials had came under Huthi gunfire as they fled Sanaa.

Sources close to Saleh said that the head of the former president's security detail, Hussein al-Hamidi, was also killed, but did not provide further details. His designation could further complicate the Saudi-led coalition's intention to operate with Saleh's forces against the Houthis, as United States forces refuel Saudi aircrafts in Yemen.

Albukhaiti said that fighters had secured key areas south of the capital, including the "very strategic" al-Mesbahi residential area, which is approximately 200 metres from Saleh's home.

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for more than three decades, was among the strongmen caught in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.

Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh was killed in the attack on his uncle former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh's armoured vehicle
Image Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh was killed in the attack

The Houthis, who are believed to be backed by Iran, stormed Sanaa in September 2014.

Warfare between the erstwhile allies has torn densely populated Sanaa for days, with Houthi fighters seizing control of much of the capital and on Monday blowing up Mr Saleh's house. Saleh and the Houthis conducted a multi-year insurgency against the internationally-recognized government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Any hope of the coalition that Mr Saleh could have been bought off to help turn the tables against the Houthis after a protracted stalemate, in which a Saudi-led blockade and internal fighting has exposed millions to hunger and epidemic, has been dashed.

In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition intervened to reinstate Hadi's government.

"You can not say this is the end of his political movement, but it's a very big blow", he said. It could easily kick off new violence between Saleh's supporters and Houthi militants.

The tactical alliance between Saleh and the Houthis had often appeared fragile, with both groups suspicious of each other's ultimate motives and sharing little ideological ground. In recent weeks, Houthis have claimed responsibility for rocket attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which Gulf leaders have publicly accused Iran of helping facilitate.

"Let's join hands to end the control of these. criminal gangs and. open a new chapter to rid our beloved Yemen of this nightmare", Hadi said from Saudi Arabia, where he lives in exile.

More news: Parents of teen found in Syracuse speak out
More news: Rickie Fowler fires seven birdies in a row at Hero World Challenge
More news: 1 dead, 5 others injured after hit-and-run in South Ozone Park, Queens

Recommended

Cold front to bring lower temperatures, showers to New Orleans this week Cold front to bring lower temperatures, showers to New Orleans this week That will send temperatures tumbling across Alabama by midweek, ushering in a sharp turn toward colder. This should be a good setup for a lot of us to drop down into the upper 20s for overnight lows.

House of Cards to resume production for final season without Kevin Spacey House of Cards to resume production for final season without Kevin Spacey Spacey addressed the accusation on Twitter , apologizing for the act but saying he didn't remember it. Here's to Robin Wright getting even more screen time in the final year of House of Cards .

Ep. 25: Net Neutrality with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Ep. 25: Net Neutrality with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai President Trump nominated Pai to run the FCC in 2017, and that brings us to today's brouhaha. Schneiderman said his office is seeking FCC logs to show the origin of the comments.

Met Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Conductor James Levine Met Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Conductor James Levine Levine served as Music Director of New York's Metropolitan Opera from 1976 until April 2016. "Now I can", the man has said. The unnamed victim said in his statement to police "It nearly destroyed my family and almost led me to suicide".

Stanford University sex offender Brock Turner appealing conviction Stanford University sex offender Brock Turner appealing conviction However, in June 2016, Persky sentenced Turner to just six months in prison, sparking outrage across the nation. They further state that they do not believe what happened was a crime.

The X Factor UK 2017 Live Final Results, Winner Revealed The X Factor UK 2017 Live Final Results, Winner Revealed In an X Factor first, both acts will perform only original songs, rather than covers, on tonight's extravaganza. An emotional Cowell called Rak-Su "gentlemen", saying: "You are stars". "I also have to say something else".

Patrick, Stanley arrested on drug charges Patrick, Stanley arrested on drug charges According to a Barrow County arrest record attained by DawgNation, the two Georgia players were arrested by police at 11:50 p.m. Patrick started and helped Georgia win Saturday's SEC championship game against Auburn in Atlanta.

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Miami Has 'Framework' of Giants, Cardinals Deals Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Miami Has 'Framework' of Giants, Cardinals Deals Stanton could ask that the opt-out be moved to a different point in the contract, as a condition for waiving his no-trade clause. Yet Stanton might be waiting for a resolution with the Dodgers before deciding between the Giants and Cardinals.

GM To Launch Self-Driving Vehicles In Big US Cities In 2019 GM To Launch Self-Driving Vehicles In Big US Cities In 2019 An employee in the back seat will be able to stop the vehicle by pushing a button but won't be able to steer the vehicle. German automaker Daimler AG has teamed up with supplier Bosch to develop autonomous taxis by 2020.

Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner said last month a lack of managing and coaching experience was a concern but not an insurmountable hurdle. Just like Joe Girardi , Aaron Boone is another former Yankee player to become a manager.

Former NSA worker pleads guilty to snatching classified docs Former NSA worker pleads guilty to snatching classified docs Although Pho's offense carries a possible 10-year sentence, prosecutors in the case agreed not to seek more than eight years. An employee of Kaspersky Lab works on computers at the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Nebraska reportedly hiring UCF's Scott Frost as new head coach Nebraska reportedly hiring UCF's Scott Frost as new head coach University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos will introduce Frost at a Sunday news conference in Lincoln. Frost finished his Nebraska career with 2,677 pass yards, 1,534 rush yards and 46 total touchdowns.

Martin Shkreli: Government Requests Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeiture Martin Shkreli: Government Requests Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeiture The 32-year-old "pharma bro" is facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for securities fraud. Shkreli's defense argued he ultimately paid back his investors more than they put into his funds.

Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend The people of Ukraine will be able to observe in the night sky the lunar disk, which will appear larger and brighter than usual. It'll be a site to see on Sunday night when the full moon comes out as it'll be our only Supermoon of 2017 .

Yemen's deadly civil war takes an unexpected turn Yemen's deadly civil war takes an unexpected turn The country has since fallen into chaos and Mr Saleh later joined the Houthis to drive Mr Hadi out of the capital in 2014. The war in Yemen, the poorest country of the Arab world, is one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of our times.