Houthi rebels say they've taken over Yemen

February 6, 2015 3:26 PM

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Houthi rebels say they've taken over Yemen

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's Shiite rebels announced on Friday that they were taking over the country and dissolving parliament, marking their formal takeover of the government and finalizing a power grab that has been months in the making.

The rebels, known as Houthis, took control of the capital, Sanaa, in September, after descending from their northern stronghold and fighting their way into central Yemen, seizing several other cities and towns along the way.

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