DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:52 PM) – The Houthi Ansarullah and allied security forces were able to recapture Al-Siyasi district and the Security Square in Sana’a after intense clashes that lasted hours with ousted president Saleh’s loyalists in the Yemeni capital.
Fierce clashes are ongoing near Sab’in Square, Asr district, and Jaza’ir street as the opposing sides vie for dominance over the populated capital. Earlier today, security forces and Ansarullah were able to secure the 4th Brigade Military Base and several other military bases that were captured by the Republican Guard in the morning.
Infighting had imploded in northern Yemen four days ago after Saleh’s forces began attacking Houthi forces headquarters across the country in a move believed by many to be coordinated with the Saudi-led Coalition.
Saleh had said in a televised speech that he was willing to negotiate with his Saudi “brothers” to reach a political settlement that will improve the humanitarian situation of his Yemeni brethren. He was accused of treachery by the Houthis and their political allies.