Yemeni rebels set out demands, surround president’s house

2015-01-21 07:07

Yemeni rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, whose fighters have surrounded President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi’s personal residence and overrun parts of the presidential palace, have warned Hadi to abandon a proposed division of the country into six federal regions.

Al-Houthi’s angry 80-minute speech was broadcast yesterday on his movement’s Al-Maseera television. It came after a day that saw his fighters shell Hadi’s personal residence, according to Information Minister Nadia Sakaff, writing on Twitter. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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