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Houthi militia leader describes Saleh’s death as ‘extraordinary and historic’

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The leader of the Houthi militia movement, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, described on Monday the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as “extraordinary and historic”.

“Our appeals to the leader of the conference were met with a negative attitude,” Houthi said.

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Al-Houthi has called for a major march in Sanaa on Tuesday for what he said was a “God sent” incident after the death of Saleh.

Houthi militias had earlier confirmed that they killed Saleh by attacking his car with sniper bullets and rocket-propelled grenades.