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Former president of Yemen killed while trying to leave country — reports

December 04, 16:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Yemeni Interior Ministry, controlled by the Houthis rebels, has confirmed Saleh’s death, Al Jazeera reports

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Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

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MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed while trying to leave the country’s capital on Monday, the Al Mayadeen TV channel reported, citing sources in the Ansar Allah rebel movement in Sana’a.

The Yemeni Interior Ministry, controlled by the Houthis rebels, has confirmed Saleh’s death, Al Jazeera said.

At the same time, Yemen’s Aden al-Ghad news outlet has published photos of the allegedly killed former president. The photos show a man, who looks very much like Saleh, with a fatal wound to the head. According to the news outlet, he could have been killed after surrendering to the Houthis.

Yemen’s General People's Congress party has also confirmed Saleh’s death, the Al Arabiya TV channel said on Twitter, adding that he had been killed during violent clashes in Sana’a.

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