Conflicting accounts of heavy fighting in Yemen's capital, Sanaa

January 19, 2015 10:54 AM

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Conflicting accounts of heavy fighting in Yemen's capital, Sanaa

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)Yemen's capital, Sanaa, is in lockdown with heavy fighting around the presidential palace and the country's Prime Minister in hiding after being shot at.

There are conflicting accounts about the cause of the clashes. Government officials have described it as a power grab by Shiite Houthis, while Houthi officials say Yemen's military attacked people demanding the lifting of road closures introduced as a security measure after the presidential chief of...

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