Huthi militiamen in Yemen said Monday they had seized control of an army base on a hill overlooking the presidential palace in Sanaa, amid clashes with troops guarding the complex.
The Shiite fighters "at this moment control the Nahdain mountain, which overlooks the presidential complex," Huthi official Ali al-Bukhaiti said on his Facebook page.
"They have allowed soldiers to leave with their personal weapons," he added.
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