Yemen’s Future Looks Grim After Saleh Killing

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Publication Date 05/12/2017
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Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside gunfight while attempting to flee the capital Sanaa on the 4 December 2017.

In this commentary feature the author who was the Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House wrote that the former president was a divisive figure, but he was also the person most likely to be able to broker some kind of settlement of the crisis in Yemen.

He had just negotiated a deal with Saudi Arabia and had turned against his earlier Iranian-backed Houthis allies.

All this against the backdrop of a major humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

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