via Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead after switching sides in civil war – AOL News

SANAA/DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a shooting on Monday after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh’s armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources in Saleh’s party confirmed he died in an attack on his convoy.

via Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead after switching sides in civil war – AOL News

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