Shiite Houthi gunmen seize presidential palace in Yemen's capital

January 21, 2015 12:06 AM

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SANAA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Shiite Houthi group seized on Tuesday the presidential palace one day after it signed a ceasefire deal with the Yemeni government that ended deadly clashes, a government source said.

The Shiite Houthi gunmen entered the palace along with the presidential committee that monitors the ceasefire, a senior official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, adding that the committee ordered the guards to hand over the compound without resistance.

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