Yemen’s Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar: Last Sanhan Standing

Yemen’s history has seen a number of alliances of convenience unravel spectacularly, most recently the three-year marriage of convenience between former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels, who on December 4 killed Saleh in the capital of Sanaa after several days of fighting between their militias and his loyalists.

Yemen’s Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar: Last Sanhan Standing
Yemeni Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar speaks to journalists in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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