Shia Houthi rebels seize Yemen’s third largest city Taiz

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SHAFAQNA – According to Independent newspaper ” Shia rebels in Yemen have taken over the southern city of Taiz – and its airport – in a bid to close in on the expelled president.The seizure comes a day after the Houthi rebels called for a general mobilisation against forces loyal to current president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has been forced out of the capital Sanaa to his home city Aden.Taiz is 160 miles (260km) south from the capital Sanaa and it is suspected that the Houthis are using its close proximity to Aden to overthrow the president and his rival administration. A full-scale civil war is feared.

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