Recent clashes in Yemen capital killed at least 234: ICRC

В Йемене убили бывшего президента

The Saudi-led coalition warned the city's residents to evacuate rebel-controlled areas, as global aid groups warned Monday they were losing the ability to reach civilians in Sanaa.

Speaking before a gathering of supporters, al-Houthi says: "We knew that they were deceived. we hadn't hoped for what happened".

Although the conflict began as a civil war between Shiite Houthis and the government of Saudi-backed former President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, it has morphed into a proxy battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which has lent support to the Houthis.

Hadi, who has been self-imposed exile in Riyadh in recent past years, delivered his televised speech hours after the Houthis killed their onetime ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

A video circulating on social media showed fully-veiled women chanting "The people want the martyr's body". The two camps had together been fighting pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition that includes the UAE.

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ANALYSTS and commentators have rightly pointed out that killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, removes the country's most important political figure for four decades from a complex equation that has plunged the Arab world's poorest nation into conflict and sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Saleh was forced to step down in 2012 after his forces waged a bloody crackdown on peaceful Arab Spring-inspired protests calling for his ouster.

However, close sources have denied the reports that Saleh was killed.

The extent of Iranian support to the Houthis has been debated, but the US and Britain have assisted the Saudi-led coalition with intelligence and refueling support for its airstrikes.

He called for his father's backers to "take back Yemen from the Iranian Houthi militias".

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The analyst also warned that if Arabs do not unite, it will not be odd to soon witness the effects of Iranian intervention, such as the emerging of sectarian conflicts, ethnic wars, and total destruction in other Arab countries.

Saleh on Saturday announced he was open to talks with Saudi Arabia and its allies on condition they ended their crippling blockade of Yemen's ports and airports - dealing a serious blow to his already fragile alliance with rebel chief Abdul Malik al-Huthi.

The war and blockade has plunged Yemen into a major humanitarian disaster, leaving 20 million people in need of aid.

Saleh's slaying likely gives the rebels the upper hand in the dayslong fighting for the country's capital, Sanaa.

At least 234 people have been killed and more than 400 wounded in fighting in Sanaa since the beginning of the month, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

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Firing broke out at the hostel after three to five burqa-clad suspects entered the building, Geo news reported . The assault came a week after a suicide bomb attack killed a senior police officer and his guard in the area.

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