Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in clashes with the rival Houthi movement, according to reports from Yemen.

The official Houthi TV station announced the “end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader”.

Social media users in Yemen circulated unverified images of a corpse which resembled the ex-president. Pictures circulated on social media appeared to show Mr.Saleh’s body.

Yemen’s General People’s Congress confirmed their leader and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday during fierce clashes in the capital Sanaa with Houthi militias.

According to the UN, more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s current President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi intervened in the conflict in 2015.

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Official Houthi TV station broadcasts footage of  |’s dead body