Yemen's Houthis replace air force chief in power struggle: military sources

March 17, 2015 10:42 AM

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SANAA (Reuters) - The Shi'ite Muslim Houthis, who control much of Yemen, have removed the air force chief for refusing to provide them with air support and replaced him with a general who is closer to their group, military officials said.

The move shines a light on the divisions in Yemen's shattered military as the Iran-backed Houthis and embattled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi vie for control.

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