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Analysis: Yemen's ex-president Saleh's killing was 'revenge'

It comes amid an intensified conflict between Houthi rebels and pro-Saleh forces, who were allies before the ex-president called for dialogue with their rival, the Saudi-led coalition.

by Marwan Bishara

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in Sanaa, the radio station of the Houthi-controlled interior ministry said.

Footage circulating on social media on Monday appeared to display a body resembling Saleh, with one video showing how armed militiamen used a blanket to move the corpse into the back of a pick-up truck.

It comes amid an intensified conflict between Houthi rebels and pro-Saleh forces, who were allies before the ex-president called for dialogue with their rival, the Saudi-led coalition.

Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara explains why Saleh's death was "revenge".


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