Tensions high but cease-fire holds after Yemen clashes

January 20, 2015 11:05 AM

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Tensions high but cease-fire holds after Yemen clashes

SANAA: Tensions ran high in Yemen's capital Sanaa Tuesday but a cease-fire appeared to be holding after heavy clashes between Shiite militia and the army threatened the U.S.-backed government's fragile grip on power.

The militiamen, known as Houthis, were surrounding the prime minister's residence and had deployed not far from the entrance to the presidential palace, an AFP correspondent said.

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