Yemen's Hadi warns of new civil war as Houthis celebrate takeover of capital


Yemeni President says 'many powers' had come together to manufacture the seizure of power by the Houthis

A military vehicle damaged in clashes between Houthi rebels and government forces in the capital (AA)
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Friday 13 February 2015 0:30 UTC

After the Houthi rebel takeover of the capital Sana’a and a Sunday night ceasefire, the group’s supporters celebrated their perceived victory as a car bomb blast rocked the capital on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of supporters of the group, which claimed victory after signing a ceasefire promising sweeping political reforms, gathered in central Sana’a to watch a speech by Houthi leader Abdel Malek al-Houthi.

The skies of Sana’a had been lit up on Monday night by a huge display of fireworks to mark the Houthi takeover of the capital.

Fireworks display celebrates Houthi takeover of the capital (AA)

Abdel Malek al-Houthi’s speech on Tuesday afternoon was watched by huge crowds of supporters, who gathered around trucks mounted with television screens.