Yemen’s Ex-President Saleh Dead, Houthi Ansarullah Confirms

Yemen’s Ex-President Saleh Dead, Houthi Ansarullah Confirms

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior official with Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement confirmed the death of the country's ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying he was killed while escaping from the capital Sana’a.

Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Majid al-Bukhaiti said Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday while escaping from Sana’a to the central province of Ma’arib.

The situation in the capital is “stable” and under control now, he added.

Also, Yemen’s Interior Ministry, governed by the Supreme Political Council, confirmed Saleh’s death of Saleh.

Reports said that the ousted president was fleeing to a UAE-held district in Ma’arib, carrying confidential documents.

Recently, Abdelmalek al-Houthi, leader of the Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, criticized moves by supporters of Abdullah Saleh against the revolutionary movement, saying the “irresponsible” and “suspicious” behavior cannot be justified.

The remarks came after Saleh supporters battled Houthi fighters for a fourth day in the capital Sana’a as the two sides traded blame for a rift between allies that could affect the course of a fight against the invading Saudi regime.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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