Saudi Arabia / Yemen, Sanaa :
A source in the Yemeni Army has confirmed with Sputnik the former president’s death. Earlier in the day, a graphic video was posted on the internet presumably showing the body of Saleh.
Earlier on Monday, the Houthis blew up the house of the former president in Sanaa. On Sunday, Saleh also refused to cooperate with the Houthi freedom fighters, the group officially known as Ansar Allah.
The Saudi-led coalition has started an operation in Yemen in 2015 at the request of the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after Houthi rebels allied with Saleh forced him into exile.
Houthi Ansarullah fighters are seen riding an armored vehicle in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
The war launched by Saleh’s militia was, in fact, continuation of the war launched by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Yemen and this was proven through provision of air support and other forms of assistance for Saleh’s militias by the Saudi-led coalition.
Houthi referred to firing of a cruise missile by the Yemeni forces at a nuclear installation near the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, saying, “We showed them that they must not underestimate our capabilities.”
The Houthi leader also advised all foreign companies working in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to leave those countries for the lack of security due to “our missile” power. In any case it is a setback to the war against Saudis and formation of a united independent government in Yemen.
A military vehicle used by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters is seen on a street near Tahrir Square after Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed, Sana’a, Yemen, December 4, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
Target the enemy’s refineries and palaces with your blessed homemade missiles. Hit them hard. Assasinate Hadi Mansur and the Saudi imposed civil war in Yemen will end. The Saudi imposed civil war in Yemen revolves around Hadi. The Penalty for Treason, must never be a light one.
The Yemeni Army is an ally of Ansar Allah. According to al Mahdi, Saleh was killed several several hours ago on the Sinhan-Maareb highway amid his secret movements through the country.
The attack took place following a six-day fight in Yemen’s capital between Houthi rebels and forces supporting ex-President Saleh, including a Saudi-led international coalition. The clashes broke out after an alleged attempt by the rebels to seize the main mosque in Sanaa.
Al-Arabiya / AA Magnum Analyst Blog News Site 2017.