[Ali Abdullah Saleh had officially announced on Monday morning the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi militia allies. (File photo)]
Sanaa (Yemen): Hours after announcing the dissolution of his partnership with Houthi militia, Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday during clashes in Sanaa, the country's capital.
Citing unnamed sources Al Arabiya reported that Yemen's General People's Congress confirmed their leader and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday during fierce clashes in the capital Sanaa with Houthi militias.
A video showed Saleh lying on blanket surrounded by Houthi militias celebrating his death", Al Arabiya said in its report.
The short clip aired on a pro-Houthi television channel appears to show Saleh had sustained a head injury, potentially a gunshot wound.
Earlier in the day, militias from Yemen's armed Houthi movement blew up the house of Saleh in the centre of the capital Sanaa on Monday, residents reported.
Ali Abdullah Saleh had officially announced on Monday morning the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi militia allies.
“Zero hour is coming to the battlefield in Sana’a… The country had to be saved from the madness of the Houthi group,” Saleh said in statements on Monday morning.
Saleh urged an end to “militia rule on Yemeni land,” adding that Houthis had continued their “provocative acts against Yemeni citizens.”
The past three days have witnessed deadly clashes between supporters of Saleh and his former Houthi militia allies.
The fighting raged at dawn on Saturday between the two sides, which led to at least 80 supporters from both sides killed.