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Yemen's Ex-President Saleh killed after switching sides in civil war

Analysts said Saleh's death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a serious blow to the Saudi-led coalition

Reuters 

Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said. Analysts said Saleh’s death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a serious blow to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the conflict to try to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Any hope within the coalition that Saleh could have been bought off to help turn the tables ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 07:57 IST
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