Saleh's GPC party leader killed in clashes with Houthi militants central Ibb city

Saleh's GPC party leader killed in clashes with Houthi militants central Ibb city

Sultan Aqeel, prominent General People's Congress party leader, was killed in Ibb city central Yemen in armed clashes between his security guards and other militants backed by the Houthi group at Al Daleel bus station.

 

Following his death, fierce fighting broke out between the two sides using light and medium weapons, while the local residents started to leave the area and the schools closed after the clashes continued for a second day amid a state of terror.

 

The militants also blocked the public highway linking between Ibb city and Alshol area and Upper Udain street. Two civilians were seriously injured in the clashes.

 

The clashes between Aqeel family and others belonging to Al Baadani and Al Sayani families have broke out because of a dispute over royalties and financial blackmails which aggravated to armed confrontations.
 



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