On Monday, the Yemeni Interior Ministry released an official statement confirming the death of the country’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Earlier, photos and videos were released online showing what appear to be the corpse of the former president.
The ministry accused Saleh of creating “chaos” in the country, cooperating with “militias of aggression” and providing help to “extremist militias.”
According to the statement, the Houthis are now in control over the entire Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
“The Interior Ministry announces the end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader and a number on his criminal partisans,” the statement reads adding that the tensions in Sana’a are over with the death of Saleh.
According to the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, Saleh was killed by sniper bullets. Another version suggests that he was killed in a RPG and gun attack. The previous version said that he died as a result of explosion of his house.