The Dictator Of Yemen Was Killed After He Turned To Saudi Arabia
Yemenis former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed by rivals on Monday outside the capital, Sanaa. The officials from General People's Congress party said he died in an attack by Yemeni rebels.

After the death of Saleh, on Dec. 5, Saudi-led warplanes pounded the Sanaa. The UN reported the Yemen’s roads had been blocked and tanks were on the streets. The witnesses said at least seven strikes hit the presidential palace in a populated residential neighborhood in the heart of Sanaa.

Abdullah Saleh’s presidency over Yemen lasted for four decades. He was forced to resign in 2012 amid an rebellion which left Yemen in crisis and ruin.

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Yemen’s civil war began in 2014. Saleh’s desire for power never stopped. Recently this month, he shifted his fidelity to Yemenis and proclaimed he would turn against the Yemenis Forces and instead allied with Saudi Arabia government.

Saleh said he wanted to “turn the page” on relations with the Saudi-led coalition that launched a military intervention against the Forces in Yemen in 2015.

Saudi Arabia with help from its Western allies has left thousands dead in Yemen since 2015.  Their blockages led to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and put the Yemen on the brink of a huge famine. UN reported that a child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. Some 400,000 children are at risk of starvation and another 2.2 million need urgent care.

The Yemeni Forces announced Saleh’s death on their Al-Masirah television channel, declaring the “end of the crisis of militias”.

Later, Abdul Malik al-Houthi said they had foiled a “conspiracy by a Saudi-led coalition” backing the government, to whom Saleh had made peace overtures.

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