Asama Saleh is the loving wife of former Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh; who served as president following the assassination of President al-Ghashmi on June 24, 1978. Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi succeeded him in 2012. Moreover, the former leader was killed on 4 December 2017, when his former allies, fighters of the Houthi movement broke into Saleh’s house in Sana’a.
The first thing you must know is that unfortunately, there is no information about Ali Abdullah Saleh’s wife Asama, sources believe she died along with her husband; although the Houthi fighters made no mention of Mrs. Saleh.
The second point is that Asama Saleh probably met her husband as a teenager and married him not long after.
Is it believe Mrs. Saleh is not the only woman with whom Ali Abdullah Saleh fathered children.
Finally, Asama is the mother of his older children; Ahmed Saleh and Salah Ali and Khaled Ali Abdullah Saleh; Sakhr Ali Abdullah Saleh, is the youngest son of the former Yemeni leader.
Her eldest son Ahmed, born on July 25, 1972; became a Brigadier General of the Yemeni Army; furthermore in May 2013, became Yemen’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Subsequently, on April 7, 2015, his ambassadorship and diplomatic immunity came to an abrupt end.