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Houthi leader confirms: ‘Saleh is within reach’

 

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Houthi militias decided to arrest their ally Ali Abdullah Saleh and transfer him from his residence in Sanaa to Saada on Monday, Yemeni sources reported.
 
A Yemeni source confirmed the militia’s decision to end the alliance with the General People's Congress party headed by Saleh, Al Arabiya reported.
 
A senior leader of the Houthi militias said that the deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh was preparing for a coup in Sanaa on the eve of his party’s 35th anniversary on August 24. The member of the Political Bureau of the Houthi group, Mohammed al-Bekhiti, said that the plan was to “go down to the squares with the aim of holding sit-ins however we took security measures to prevent this from happening.
 
The past days have seen a sharp increase in tension between the two allies, where leaders close to Saleh began to flee and take refuge in their tribes, especially after leaking list of Houthi assassinations.
 
Yemeni media sources reported that a leader of the Popular Congress Party, close to ousted President Saleh, arrived in the province of Shabwa from the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
 
This came after the arrival of Hussein Hazeb, Minister of Higher Education in the Sanaa government, on Sunday in Marib.
 
On the other hand, Houthi militias arrested Ahmed al-Shoumi, director of the education office in the province of Hajjah, and forcibly hid him in an unknown location.
 
He is one of the most prominent leaders of the Congress Party in the province.
 
 

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