Two killed as Yemen rebels tighten grip on capital

September 27, 2014 4:26 PM

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SANAA: Two Yemeni rebels were killed Saturday in clashes with troops loyal to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi in the capital which was largely overran last week by the Shiite insurgents.

Fierce battles erupted overnight Friday near the presidential complex in southern Sanaa after Huthi rebels attacked the nearby residence of the head of the national security apparatus, witnesses said.

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