A top member of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has called on President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to dismiss the head of the country’s National Security Agency, Ali Hassan al-Ahmadi.
Ali al-Bekheti held Ahmadi responsible for killing peaceful protesters, adding that he has direct links to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Bekheti stressed that Yemen’s popular revolution would not be accomplished as long as Ahmadi keeps his post.
Earlier on Saturday, at least two people were killed and several others injured in clashes that broke out near Ahmadi’s residence in southern Sana’a.
Yemeni officials said revolutionaries were trying to storm the intelligence chief’s house.
However, a spokesman for Ansarullah activists, also known as Houthis, denied the claim, saying, “An exchange of fire occurred after bodyguards of Ahmadi barred one of our patrols from using a road near his house.”