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Yemen ex-president urges attack on Saudi Arabia after air strike
October 9, 2016 / 11:46 AM / a year ago

Yemen ex-president urges attack on Saudi Arabia after air strike

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

A poster of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is seen on a door of a shop in an old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A politician who retains influence over Yemen’s military, Saleh spoke a day after an apparent Saudi-led air attack on a meeting hall in the capital Sanaa killed at least 140 people according to local health officials cited by the United Nations.

Sources in the Saudi-led coalition denied any role in the attack.

Reporting By Noah Browning, Editing by William Maclean and John Stonestreet

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