The Houthis blew up the home of ex-President Saleh in Yemen, media reported
MOSCOW, 4 Dec — RIA Novosti. Houthi rebels blew up the house of the former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sana’a and could have killed him while trying to escape to the province of Marib, according to various media outlets on Monday.
Of undermining the rebels at home Saleh told Reuters, noting that his whereabouts are not yet known. The TV channel “al Arabiya” reported that received “conflicting” reports about the fate of Saleh after the explosion.
Report: #Yemen”s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh killed#BREAKING #AliAbdullahSaleh pic.twitter.com/X2ebcgBFtq
— Press TV Breaking (@BREAKING_PTV) 4 Dec 2017
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Iranian news Agency Tasnim, in turn, conveyed with reference to informed sources said that Saleh was allegedly killed by the militants while trying to escape from Sana’a to the East of the province of Marib.
Earlier Monday it was reported that Yemeni President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi ordered to send troops to the capital Sana’a, where from Wednesday the ongoing conflict between the recent allies, Houthi rebels and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The fighting began on Wednesday around the city’s largest mosque, named Saleh, and soon spread to other parts of the city. As reported by Sky News Arabia, by Monday the victims of the fighting become not less than 245 people. They continued with the use of tanks.
On Saturday, after unsuccessful attempts to resolve the conflict with the Houthis, Saleh’s party “General people’s Congress” (GNC) called on the Yemeni people to defend the country against the Houthis. Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which in the civil conflict fighting on the side of the authorities of Yemen, welcomed the initiative of former President to fight the rebels, whom he had recently supported.