Sanaa (December 5, 2017): Officials in Ali Abdullah Saleh´s General People´s Congress party (GPC) confirmed that the former Yemeni president and party leader has been killed outside Sanaa, in what sources in the Houthi group said was an RPG and gun attack.
The GPC officials said Saleh was killed south of the capital Sanaa along with the assistant secretary-general of the GPC, Yasser al-Awadi.Sources in the Houthi group said fighters stopped his armoured vehicle with an RPG rocket and then shot him dead.
Earlier, Yemen’s Houthi rebels said that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ruled the country for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country’s ongoing civil war, has been killed.
The Houthi-run Masirah TV announced the death of the “leader of the traitors” on Monday, referring to Saleh, who until last week was in a fragile alliance with the rebels. It gave no further details.