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Saleh's nephew, a military commander, killed during Houthi assault - statement
December 5, 2017 / 3:23 PM / 9 days ago

Saleh's nephew, a military commander, killed during Houthi assault - statement

DUBAI (Reuters) - Slain former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s nephew, Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, a senior military commander, also was killed during clashes with the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a statement from Saleh’s party said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: General Tariq Saleh, a nephew of former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, puts on his coat at the Republican Palace in Sanaa, Yemen January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

Tareq’s fate had not been known following an assault by the Houthis in Sanaa on Sunday night that led to the death of the ex-leader.

Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Alison Williams

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