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Yemen’s Saleh turns against Houthis

Image of Yemen’s ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh [BaFana3/Twitter]
Yemen’s ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh [BaFana3/Twitter]

Ousted Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is reported to have turned against his main allies, Shia Houthi rebels giving a green light to media outlets affiliated with him to discredit the leader of the militia, Abdul Malik Al-Houthi.

Saleh’s move comes following reports claiming Al-Houthi had threatened to assassinate Saleh, and had called on his media outlets to disgrace the former leaders.

Yesterday, the Saudi Press Agency reported well-informed sources in Sana’a as saying that the Houthis are expected 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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