Deposed strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh killed after switching sides in Yemen's war - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Mon Dec 04 19:00:56 EST 2017
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the deposed strongman who led Yemen for more than three decades and colluded with Iran-aligned rebels to topple his successor, was killed Monday as fighting raged between his followers and their former allies, according to officials on both sides. Saleh’s death removes one of the most enduring and cunning political figures in Yemen, injecting new uncertainty into a devastating civil war just days after he turned against the rebels, known as Houthis, and made overtures to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that sided with the country’s internationally recognized government. Even after he was swept from office five years ago in an “Arab Spring” uprising, Saleh remained a force ..

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