Yemen’s Houthi rebels tighten siege on president
Houthi fighters ride a military truck outside the Presidential Palace in Sanaa Jan. 21, 2015. (Reuters)
A day after Yemen’s Houthi rebels inched closer to overthrowing the president and taking over power, their gunmen appeared on Wednesday standing guard outside the private residence of president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, witnesses said.
The leader of the Shiite militia, which is allied with Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, made a televised speech on Tuesday night hours after his forces took over the presidential palace in Sanaa. During his address he warned that “all options are open” in their move against the authority of President Hadi.
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Source News: Alarabiya