Yemen Prime Minister resigns amid Sanaa unrest
Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa announced his resignation Sunday amid rebel surge in Sanaa (AFP/File)
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Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa annouced his resignation Sunday as Houthi rebels surged through Sanaa, overtaking government headquarters in the capital.
Despite a UN-brokered ceasefire deal that should have taken effect yesterday, clashes between Yemeni government forces and the Houthi rebels became more violent. Just hours after the ceasefire was annouced, witnesses said loud explosions could be heard in the early morning hours of Sunday morning.
Earlier today, Interior Minister Abdo Hussein al-Tareb told security forces to cooperate with the rebel forces in an attempt to uphold the peace deal.
Rebels have reportedly taken control of the Yemeni Defense Ministry headquarters as well as other key military and civilian locations.
Beginning as isolated clashes between the Shi'ite Houthis and Sunni-led militias earlier this week in northern Yemen, the crisis raging through Yemen's capital city has reportedly killed more than 100 people since Thursday.