By NY Staff
The ceasefire reached into an end with 8 hours after the complete control of Houthi armed militants to the presidential place in Sana’a. Houthi militants are seen moving freely near by the presidential place using military vehicles and official uniform. Few hours after extensive clashes, Houthi fighters managed to climbs al-Nahdain mountain from the back side which enabled Houthi to control the presidential place easily.
Over the fighting, Yemen’s prime minister Khalid Bahah car was attacked and shot by the militants recording no zero injuries. Nine people were killed and 67 others injured in the clashes, Yemen’s Health Ministry said.
The Yemeni government, a U.S. ally in the battle against al Qaeda, described the fighting as a power grab by rebels known as Houthis against the National Dialogue outcomes.
Houthi rebels have seized Yemen’s state news agency and television station and al-Thawra daily government Arabic newspaper, as street battles continue to rage between rebels and government forces in what officials are describing as a “move towards a coup”.
The violence is the worst to have rocked Sana’a since the Houthis took over the Yemeni capital in September, and poses a serious threat to Hadi’s authority. The spasm appears rooted in the Houthis rejection of a draft constitution that divides Yemen into six regions.