A boy stands behind armed Houthi followers attending a rally to celebrate the killing of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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The killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has shocked Yemenis from all camps – many of whom have never known a Yemen without him.News of the strongman's death Monday at the hands of his former rebel allies sparked jubilation, grief and fear of further violence in the Yemeni capital, where clashes between the Houthi rebels and armed Saleh loyalists have killed more than 200 people since Wednesday.Saleh was killed Monday by Houthi militiamen outside of Sanaa as he attempted to flee the capital.Long an ally of Saudi Arabia and enemy of the Houthis, Saleh reluctantly stepped down in 2012 as protests demanding his ouster turned increasingly bloody.
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