Yemen Unrest Re-Erupts As Rebels Surround PM's Home
Yemen's Houthi rebels surrounded the home of the country's prime minister Monday after sporadic clashes in the country's capital Sanaa.By Matt Picht | January 19, 2015
Yemen, the country where Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is based, is facing further instability. Rebels reportedly surrounded the home of the country's prime minister Monday in what the Yemeni government is calling an attempted coup.
After days of fighting and confusion in the country's capital city, Sanaa, government forces and the country's Houthi rebel group signed a tenuous ceasefire Monday. Yemen's information minister says the rebels have seized state-run media buildings, surrounded the prime minister in his home and plunged Sanaa into chaos.
The minister, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, told Al Jazeera, "To be honest, I don't think any single party is in control of Sanaa. There are places where state security is in control, there are places where Houthis are in control."