A Shiite Houthi rebel mans a checkpoint in Sanaa October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Yemen's Houthis, a Shiite rebel group from the north of the country, took control of the capital Sanaa in late September, and is now marching south, having taken the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and the surrounding governorate Tuesday night.Having been rumored to be receiving smuggled arms from Iran, the Houthis now have access to their own.Once they take the Bab al-Mandeb port, the Houthis – and by extension the Iranians – will control a port through which passes 40 percent of the world's oil each day, as it controls the Strait of Hormuz.
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