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A Houthi fighter poses outside a presidential guards barrack.

Clashes under way at Yemen presidential palace

SANAA, January 20, 2015

 A Yemeni government official said on Tuesday clashes were under way at President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi's residence in the capital Sanaa.

"The president is in the residence and he is fine," the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

Earlier, Houthi fighters entered the presidential palace after a brief clash with the compound's security guards, witnesses and security sources said.

Guards at the palace housing the main office of the president said they handed over the compound to Houthi fighters after a brief clash.  - Reuters




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