Friday, February 6, 2015

Yemen's Shiite Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Announce Takeover

Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels announced Friday that they had dissolved parliament and taken over the country, a dramatic move that finalizes their months-long power grab.the development also plunges the impoverished country deeper into turmoil and threatens to turn the crisis into full blown sectarian conflict, pitting the Iran-backed Houthi Shiites against Sunni tribesmen and secessionists in the south.

It could also play into the hands of Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch, the world's most dangerous offshoot of the terror group, and jeopardize the U.S. counterterrorism operations in the country.

--via FOX News

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