Yemen president warns of civil war as factions collide

September 24, 2014 9:52 PM

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Yemen president warns of civil war as factions collide

SANAA (Reuters) - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has warned Yemenis their country is heading toward civil war after the takeover of the capital by Shi'ite Muslim rebels, a move that has allowed the insurgents to dictate terms to a weakened, fractured government.

"(The combat in Sanaa) emphasises to us the painful bitterness of fighting among our people and the danger of entering into a civil war," Hadi said in a speech to political and security chiefs at his headquarters on Tuesday.

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