Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels - CBS News

CBS News| Mon Dec 04 04:01:05 EST 2017
SANAA, Yemen -- Hours after Saudi Arabia threw its support behind former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was once allied with the country's Houthi rebels, those rebels announced that they had killed Saleh and said the country's war-torn capital was united under their Iranian-backed insurgency. In messages posted online, Yemen's Interior Ministry, which is run by the Houthis, said Saleh had been killed in fighting in Sanaa, and posted video purportedly showing his dead body in the back of a truck, with a gunshot wound to the head. Fighting erupted between the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Saleh last week. The breakdown of the fragile alliance has led the U.S..

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