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 ...
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 Last Updated at December 5, 2017 08:01 IST