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Yemeni govt: Sanaa ‘almost fallen militarily’

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The state of Yemen’s capital Sanaa, which Houthi militias overtook in a 2014 coup, has fallen militarily, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Shura Council Othman Majli told Al Arabiya News Channel.

Majli said tribal elders and local leaders have started siding with the legitimate government amid ongoing battles between Houthi militias and forces loyal to former ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Arab-back Saudi-led coalition forces.

Coalition forces have stepped up targeted strikes on Houthi military sites in Sanaa and in other areas of rebel-held Yemen.