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Houthis threaten to assassinate Saleh

Image of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]
Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]

Houthi militias have threatened to assassinate toppled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stressing that he would get the punishment he deserves.

A television channel belonging to the rebel leader, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, aired an explicit and clear threat directed for the first time at toppled President Saleh. Further deepening the rift between the former allies.

Read: Yemen’s Saleh plans to withdraw from Houthi alliance

The threat came during a documentary about the killing of Hussein Badr Al-Din which the programme linked to Saleh, adding that he would not escape punishment for his role.

Observers believe the trouble between the Saleh and the Houthis will allow the Houthis to use the former president as a bargaining chip in future elections where they will offer to hand him over in order to obtain leverage and power.

 

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