Saleh had helped the Houthis win control of Sanaa and much of the north and his decision to abandon them had major implications on the battlefield. The Houthis crushed a pro-Saleh uprising in the capital and shot him dead in an attack on his convoy on December 4. The US and UK-backed Saudi-led coalition has stepped up air strikes on Yemen since then as Houthi forces have tightened their grip on the capital. At least 25 people from both sides were killed in the fighting before Yemeni fighters captured the town of al-Khoukha and a small fishing port. A Saudi-led coalition air strike on al-Khoukha in March killed at least 22 civilians.
Source: bd News24 December 07, 2017 11:37 UTC