Shiite Houthi gunmen seize presidential palace in Yemen's capital
The Shiite Houthi group seized on Tuesday the presidential palace one day after it signed a ceasefire deal with the Yemeni government that ended deadly clashes, a government source said, Xinhua reported.
The Shiite Houthi gunmen entered the palace along with the presidential committee that monitors the ceasefire, a senior official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, adding that the committee ordered the guards to hand over the compound without resistance.
"No clashes happened as the guards peacefully handed over their arms and left the palace. The Houthis then celebrate by opening fire into the air and firing bombs," he said.
Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard across the city on Monday while the presidential guards and Houthi fighters clashed near the presidential palace in southern Sanaa.