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YEMEN: Former Leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh (L) and Yemen's Minister of Communications Ahmed Bin Daghr (R) attend celebrations on the occasion of the first anniversary of the handover of power in Sanaa on February 27, 2013. Saleh stepped down after 33-years at the helm in February 2011 and formally handed power to his then deputy, Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with his former allies.

Media controlled by the rebel Houthi movement quoted officials as declaring the end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader.

According to Al Arabiya TV sources in saleh’s general people’s congress party also confirmed that he was dead.

Pictures and video circulated online showed the body of a man resembling Saleh with a severe head wound.

Until last week, Saleh’s supporters had been fighting alongside the Houthis in a war against Yemen’s current president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.