Is this a coup? That question was making the rounds on Tuesday while Houthi fighters in Sanaa took over the presidential palace and targeted the presidential residence. There were also reports that Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi escaped an assassination attempt as his convoy was leaving President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi’s residence, and that a U.S. embassy vehicle had been shot at.
It is clear that the position of the president will only grow more fragile. The neutrality of Yemen’s Defense Reserve Forces ... is a sign that Hadi has become increasingly isolated.Manuel al-Meida