After the death of the former head of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of Shiite rebels who fled to Saudi Arabia, President Hadi called on his loyal troops to regain control of Sana’a.
Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Riyadh in an armed uprising, the Houthis had called on Yemen citizens to resist the paramilitary rebel group “Ansar Allah”.
The head of state ordered troops under his control to launch an attack on Sana’a with the support of the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar was commissioned with the support of government forces advance toward the capital.
The statement by the Yemeni leader was a reaction to the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh from the hands of the Houthis. Rebel Shiite stopped moving under the protection of the motorcade of the former President of Yemen, South of the capital Sana’a – and shot 75-year-old policy. Arab media circulated images of men like Saleh, with a gunshot wound to the head. Later, the General people’s Congress, whose Chairman was the former President, confirmed his death.
Broke up with Houthis
Ali Abdullah Saleh and his loyal part of the army with the support of Iran in 2014 were on the side of the rebels-Houthis in the fight against government troops and forces loyal to President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
The latter received support from the air and on the ground from the coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia.