4 Dec 2017

Yemen’s Saleh killed in ambush

He ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country’s ongoing civil war. Today the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh lies dead, killed in an ambush by his former allies, the Houthi rebels. Just days before, Saleh had offered to negotiate peace with Saudi Arabia in a deal that was too much for the Houthis, who said their forces had captured him as he tried to flee the capital Sana’a. A warning: this report contains images of the former president’s body which some may find distressing.