Connect with us


Former Yemen president’s nephew ‘also killed in attack’



It has now emerged that the nephew of Yemen’s former president has also died in the same attack in which his uncle was killed at the weekend.

Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh was a senior military commander for the Yemen government. He suffered heavily during the attack by the Houthi rebel group in the country’s capital and later died of wounds, the General People’s Congress party said.

Earlier, the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, his uncle, died in the attack as he was allegedly planning to flee the country. Before announcing his allegiance to the Houthi rebels side, Ali Abdullah Saleh led Yemen for more than three decades, until the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 when he decided to make the switch.

He had announced the end of his alliance with the Iran-backed Houthis on Saturday, which sparked warnings of retribution.Mr. Saleh and his nephew were traveling in an armored vehicle when rebel fighters reportedly stopped it with an RPG rocket and shot the leader dead.

The former president’s son called for revenge against the armed Houthi movement on Tuesday, hours before his cousin’s death was also revealed and just before his father’s funeral was to take place.

Ahmed Ali Saleh, who is in exile in the United Arab Emirates, was quoted by Saudi-owned al-Ekhbariya TV as saying: “I will lead the battle until the last Houthi is thrown out of Yemen.

“The blood of my father will be hell ringing in the ears of Iran.”

He called for his father’s supporters to “take back Yemen from the Iranian Houthi militias”.

Hundreds of Houthi supporters took to the streets of rebel-held Sanaa on Monday and Tuesday to celebrate the killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemenis, many who have been on lockdown in their homes for five days, are now waiting to see what happens next in the fragile Arabian Peninsula state.

More News




Americas29 mins ago

Massive Flaw In US’ Stealth F-35 Fighter Jets Exposed During NATO Drills

In a massive show of strength, reassurance to NATO allies and a warning to the traditional punchbag – Russia, six...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Armenia-Azerbaijan
EurAsian Region1 hour ago

Armenia Declares Martial Law, Prepares For A Possible War As Border Conflict Escalates With Azerbaijan

Due to flaring tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and...

China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone
Americas9 hours ago

US Demonstrates Technology To Launch A ‘Drone From A Drone’ & Recover It Back Mid-Air

General Atomics, the American defence giant has stated that it has carried out captive carry tests of its new air-launched...

Featured10 hours ago

After Ladakh, Why Gilgit-Baltistan Could Be Next Big Flash Point Between India And China?

In a bid to gain further control on the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, Islamabad has decided to upgrade its status as...

sharif-modi-meeting sharif-modi-meeting
Featured12 hours ago

Nawaz Sharif’s Speech Against Pakistan Army Widely Celebrated In India – Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan denounced former PM Nawaz Sharif and stated that the opposition has only one agenda i.e. how...

Asia Pacific23 hours ago

Indian Army Has Deployed Additional 100,000 Troops Near The LAC – Top Chinese General

Despite the sixth round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China which failed to provide any significant breakthrough,...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Featured23 hours ago

NATO Commitment Forces Germany To Acquire F-18 Super Hornets & Reduce Number Of Typhoons

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is looking to procure the new Eurofighter Typhoons and F-18 Super Hornets to bridge the gap...

Expert Reviews1 day ago

‘Hot Winters’ Ahead – China Says PLA Needs To Teach A Harsh Lesson To ‘Insincere’ India – OPED

The portents of war between China and India seem to be getting more and more darker by every passing day....

Featured1 day ago

SAAB Delivers Gripen-E Jets To Brazil; Offers ‘Exceptional Deal’ To The Indian Air Force

With India’s new FDI model under the new indigenization drive, SAAB has seen it as a lucrative offer and is...

Europe1 day ago

After Rafale Jets, This Air Force Wants Stealth F-35s That Was Once Meant For Turkey?

While some recent reports indicated that with the arrival of F-35s, UAE cold shed some of its F-16s and sell...