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Chaotic scenes in Sanaa as Houthi factions fight each other

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Renewed fighting broke out among Houthi militias in Sanaa leading to many casualties amid security chaos in the Yemeni capital and growing cases of assassinations among them.

Sources also reported the spread of looting of shops and banks under the pretext of financing military operations. The chaotic security situation comes at the heels of the assassination of the son of security director of a directorate in the capital.

Renewed clashes among Houthi militants resulted in deaths in their ranks while sources pointed out that the assistant Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Tribal Affairs of the Houthi, Safwan al-Habri, narrowlly escaped an armed ambush in a neighborhood south of Sanaa.

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Other members of the coup militias have also been assassinated due to feuds related to money and the refusal of the Houthi militias to pay the salaries of its employees.

Local sources accuse the militia leaders of targeting money exchange companies and commercial shops in Sanaa under the pretext of financing military operations. However, the looting has been done to generate their own wealth.