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Houthi Offensive on Saleh Relatives, Party Leaders Leaves Several Dead

Houthi Offensive on Saleh Relatives, Party Leaders Leaves Several Dead

Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 11:30
People gather at the site of a car bomb attack outside the Finance Ministry offices in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman.

Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC) party issued a statement announcing that members of Guard Brigade Tareq Mohamed Abdullah Saleh were killed during clashes against Houthis on Thursday.

Houthis launched an armed attack, and clashes sparked due to targeting houses of the party leaders and relatives of Saleh, according to the statement that clarified that Saleh forces were shocked with the offensive.

The statement also hinted on Houthis not wanting to abide by the truce.

Yemen insurgents' clashes disclosed confessions of a Houthi figure that there are arms in a mosque in Sana’a. Meanwhile, internal clashes continued in Sana’a for the second day in a row.

Sources to Asharq Al-Awsat said that tribal mediation and other by Saleh Al-Samad, head of the Supreme Political Council, endeavored to alleviate the tension yet it continued to rise.

Disputes aggravated between Houthis and Saleh. Al Arabiya reported from sources in Sana’a that Houthi militias besieged the house of foreign minister in Hisham Sharaf government. Also blasts were heard near to houses of Saleh relatives.

The fake version of Saba News Agency accused Saleh forces of hiding arms including RBG.

Houthis justified their offensive on Saleh forces, saying that the security bodies found inside Saleh Mosque a number of repeaters for wireless telecommunication, which are only used by the state and its security and military bodies.

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