A Yemeni man holds a goat at a livestock market in the capital Sanaa on August 28, 2017, in preparation for the Eid al-Adha celebrations. / AFP
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Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has not left his Sanaa home for nearly a week, fueling speculation that his rebel allies have effectively placed him under house arrest, officials said Tuesday.They spoke four days after differences between the two sides boiled over into clashes in the capital, which left a Saleh aide, Col. Khaled al-Rodai Hashemi, and three rebels dead. A statement by Saleh's National Congress party condemned the "criminal" attack.Saleh and the Houthis have always been unlikely allies. Earlier, leaders of the Houthi group and Saleh loyalists said they had agreed to ease tensions between them.
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