Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the finance ministry building of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government in the country's second city of Aden on November 29, 2017. / AFP / NABIL HASSAN
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Residents heard gunfire in the centre of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, escalating a week of mutual criticism between two armed political groupings who have held the city during nearly three years of war against a Saudi-led Arab coalition.The armed Houthi movement and loyalists of the country's ex-president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, made common cause to seize much of Yemen in 2015 and their forces have weathered thousands of air strikes launched by Riyadh and its allies.A source in Saleh's political party told Reuters that armed Houthi fighters entered the mosque, which was built and named after Yemen's former strongman, and sought to take it over.
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