A Hauthi Shiite rebel stands on a tank at the compound of the army's First Armored Division, after they took it overt, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful army general and Sunni tribal leader, as officials reported that a week of fierce fighting in the city has killed at least 340 people.The militia had earlier seized a series of strategic installations and key state buildings in Sanaa, though it later handed most of them over to military police.Sanaa was mostly quiet on Monday but thousands of Hawthi fighters -- including many youths -- were out on the streets, the only visible force except military police guarding state institutions.Even as the U.N. deal was signed on Sunday, the Hawthis captured the headquarters of the army's 1st Armored Division, an elite outfit led by al-Ahmar, who has carried out several military campaigns against the Hawthis in the north.On Monday, Hawthi fighters seized a large amount of weapons from the army headquarters and were seen transporting it out of Sanaa, possibly to their northern strongholds. Dozens of tanks and armored vehicles were seen being taken out of the barracks.
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