The Houthi rebel faction in Yemen increased its control over the capital city of Sanaa today, and defeated the presidential guard, surrounding President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his house.
Defeated outright, Hadi is said to be ready to accept a power-sharing deal pushed by the Houthis, including following through on proposed reforms to a draft constitution.
Details are scant, but some officials are saying they expect an announcement in a matter of hours on exactly what changes will be made to the draft constitution.
The Houthis had been involved in negotiations on the changes earlier this week when fighting broke out with the Yemeni Premier’s security, leading to an escalating battle which ended with the Houthis taking even more control over the country’s seat of power.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Saudis Demolish Historic Shi'ite Neighborhood, Sparking Unrest - June 27th, 2017
- Turkey, Kurdish Forces Trade Fire in North Syria's Afrin District - June 27th, 2017
- Mattis: US Will Keep Arming Syrian Kurds After Raqqa Falls - June 27th, 2017
- Russia: US Warning to Syria Is Unacceptable - June 27th, 2017
- Saudi Arabia Insists Qatar Demands Are 'Non-Negotiable' - June 27th, 2017