Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death was confirmed on December 4, 2017, by both his own political party, the General People’s Congress (GPC) and by the Houthis.
It is suspected that he was killed by Houthi rebels near the capital city of Sanaa. Yasser al-Awadi, GPC’s assistant secretary general and Hussein al-Hamidi, Saleh’s security detail, also had to face the same fate as him.
Saleh’s death was first declared by the Houthi group controlled Sanaa based interior ministry on Monday, December 3, 2017.
As reported by Aljazeera, a statement read out on a Houthi television network told that “This (the killing) is after he (Saleh) and his men blockaded the roads and killed civilians in a clear collaboration with enemy countries.”
Saleh’s murder by the Houthi group was proved since he was killed two days after he publicly broke off ties with them. Former President’s murder is going to have a huge entailment in the ongoing Yemen war. Thus, amid an intense battle in Saudi Arabia’s poorest country, this loss is indeed a major setback.