Yemeni Houthi rebels blow up ex-president Saleh's house

  04 December 2017    Read: 749
Yemeni Houthi rebels blow up ex-president Saleh's house

Saleh, who was formerly an ally of the Yemeni rebels, has previously asked the Saudi-led coalition that has been conducting an aerial campaign at President Hadi's request to "turn a new page" in relations, prompting Houthis' harsh condemnation.

According to Reuters citing local residents, Houthi rebels have allegedly blown up the house of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa. However, no official confirmation of the information has followed so far.

While the current whereabouts of Saleh, who is yet to comment on the claims, reportedly remain unknown, the alleged attack comes amid a six-day heavy fighting in the Yemeni capital between the forces loyal to the ex-president and the rebels.


In a Saturday speech, described by the Houthis as "deception," Saleh announced that he was ready to turn "a new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition, listing two demands.

Following the surprise breakdown of the alliance between Saleh and the rebels, the Saudi-led coalition welcomed Saleh's announcement and a day later allegedly bombed Houthi positions in the city, with no official confirmation of the airstrikes following so far.

At the same time, clashes between the former allies — the Houthis and supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, have been ongoing in the southern districts of the Yemeni capital for already six days after an alleged attempt by the rebels to seize the city's main mosque.

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