Shi’ite Houthi rebels have bombarded the president of Yemen’s home and are trying to overthrow the government says the information minister following another day of fighting and confusion in the capital, Sanaa.
A Monday ceasefire crumbled after the Houthis, who moved into the city in force in September to challenge the government’s authority, entered and then surrounded the presidential palace to prevent, they claim, weapons being taken from the complex. The whereabouts of President Hadi are unknown.
The fighting on Monday was the worst in the city for years, and cost at least nine lives, with another 90 wounded as guards loyal to Hadi engaged in artillery exchanges with the Houthis. At least another two people died in the Tuesday clashes. for control of the palace.