After nearly a week of heavy street fighting and air strikes, residents in Sanaa have survived some of the worst nights of Yemen’s war, but said they fear the worst is to come after the killing of former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday.
“The last five days were terrifying in Sanaa and, after the killing of Saleh, I think the coming days will be more dangerous for civilians,” said Salah Abdul Hadi, a resident in the capital’s university neighbourhood.
Saleh was killed in a reported RPG and gun attack while trying to flee fighting that had broken out last week between his loyalists and the Houthis, his allies until just days ago, in the city.
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