Yemen’s long-time president ‘Ali ‘Abd Allah Salih was killed 4 December when Houthi rebels his erstwhile allies shot him as he fled San’a. After months of tension with the Houthi leadership, Mr Salih called on his supporters to confront Houthi forces 2 December, leading to heavy clashes in the capital in which his forces were routed. He also suggested reconciliation with the Saudi-led coalition, confirming Houthi suspicions that Mr Salih would abandon the...
Yemen: Salih’s Final Gamble Fails
Published on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - Volume: 60 Issue: 49Print
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