Cease-fire between Yemen troops, Shiite rebels ends clashes near presidential palace

January 19, 2015 6:36 PM

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Cease-fire between Yemen troops, Shiite rebels ends clashes near presidential palace

The truce ended fighting after Shiite rebels seized control of state-run media. Heavy machine gun and mortar fire began Monday morning as Yemen's capital city of Sanaa suffered a power outage, adding to the chaos. At least three people killed and more than 50 were wounded before the cease-fire took effect.

SANAA, Yemen — A cease-fire halted intense clashes near the presidential palace in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Monday after Shiite rebels seized control of state-run media in a move that one official called "a step toward a coup."

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