Residents: Houthi forces in Yemen seize provincial capital near Saudi border

By REUTERS
June 14, 2015 13:05

 
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SANAA - Houthi forces and their army allies in Yemen seized the capital of a large desert province on the border with Saudi Arabia on Sunday, residents said, an important victory for the group ahead of peace talks in Geneva on Monday.

The Houthis, the dominant faction in Yemen's civil war, took control of al-Hazm, capital of the province of al-Jawf, amid heavy fighting with tribesmen supporting exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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