SANAA, Yemen, A senior Houthi official, said that, the corpse of Yemen's slain ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was buried on Saturday morning, in the capital, six days after the Houthis killed him, following deadly street clashes in Sanaa, that erupted after Saleh switched sides of alliance.

The official said, Saleh's corpse was first handed over to Parliament Speaker, Yahya al-Raiee, amid limited attendance from Saleh's supporters and Parliament members.

The official refused to reveal the location where Saleh was buried, but said, "Saleh's tomb is in Sanaa."

On Monday, dominant Houthi fighters killed former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, his relatives and his senior aides, after three days of deadly street clashes between Houthi movement and Saleh's armed loyalists.

Officials at Saudi-backed Saleh's party vowed to revenge their leader's death and to continue fighting against the Houthis.

The clashes first erupted last week after Saleh's loyalists prevented Houthis from entering a Saleh-run mosque, to secure a nearby religious celebration organised by the group in Sabeen Square in central Sanaa.

The clashes then intensified and turned into street fighting after Saleh announced disengagement of his alliance with the Houthis and declared war against them, citing allegedly, "Houthi assaults on his family members."

Death toll from the week-long clashes in Sanaa has increased to 234 people, while 400 others were wounded, including 383 severely injured, the International Committee of the Red Cross for the Middle East said.

The clashes in Sanaa and surrounding provinces stopped on Monday last week, following the announcement of Saleh's death, while the security situations are calm.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition war planes have since launched over 60 air strikes on positions of the Houthis, inside and outside Sanaa, according to local media.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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