Yemen President fires predecessor's son

Updated - November 28, 2021 09:54 am IST

Published - March 29, 2015 02:49 pm IST - SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Yemeni President Abdrahbu Mansour Hadi has fired his powerful predecessor's son as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, a Yemeni official told Reuters , escalating a power struggle in the war-torn country.

Ahmed Ali Saleh and his father, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wield major influence in Army units fighting alongside the Houthi rebels, which has been hit by three days of Saudi-led air strikes.

Mr. Hadi departed on Thursday from his last base in the southern Yemeni port of Aden, which is under siege by the Houthis and Saleh Army loyalists, and is currently in Saudi Arabia.

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