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Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city, escalating power struggle

Anti-Houthi protesters run as pro-Houthi police troopers fire tear gas to disperse them in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters run as pro-Houthi police troopers fire tear gas to disperse them in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters run as pro-Houthi police troopers fire tear gas to disperse them in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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A tank is seen at an army post seized by the Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in al-Habilin of Yemen's southern province of Lahej March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti

A tank is seen at an army post seized by the Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in al-Habilin of Yemen's southern province of Lahej March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti

A tank is seen at an army post seized by the Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in al-Habilin of Yemen's southern province of Lahej March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti
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Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gather at the al-Anad air base in the country's southern province of Lahej, after seizing it March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti

Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gather at the al-Anad air base in the country's southern province of Lahej, after seizing it March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti

Southern People's Resistance militants loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gather at the al-Anad air base in the country's southern province of Lahej, after seizing it March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti
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Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate to show support for Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the central city of Ibb March 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Mohammed al-Moailme - RTR4UB3E

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate to show support for Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the central city of Ibb March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mohammed al-Moailme - RTR4UB3E

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate to show support for Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the central city of Ibb March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mohammed al-Moailme - RTR4UB3E
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Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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Anti-Houthi protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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