Yemen Shiite rebels seize city near capital: Official

Yemeni Shiite rebels seized control on Tuesday of the northern city of Amran, near the capital Saana, after three days of fierce fighting, an official said.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 09, 2014, 00:34 AM IST

Sanaa: Yemeni Shiite rebels seized control on Tuesday of the northern city of Amran, near the capital Saana, after three days of fierce fighting, an official said.
"Amran is now under the control of the Huthi" rebels, who are also known as Ansarullah, said the official, whose remarks were confirmed by military sources and witnesses questioned by AFP.
Amran, 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Sanaa, is home to an estimated 120,000 people.