Yemen TV building on fire as clashes intensify in capital
9:06am EDT - 00:48
Fire bursts from Yemen's state-run television building as a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels intensifies. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Yemen's state-run TV station goes up in smoke in the capital Sanaa on Saturday...
...following a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels.
A TV employee told Reuters hundreds were trapped inside.
Yemeni TV broadcast a written message calling for national and international organizations to intervene to save its employees from shelling.
Weeks of protests and clashes intensified on Thursday, when the Shi'ite Houthi rebels clashed with the army on the outskirts of Sanaa.
Fighting then expanded between the Houthis and the mainly Sunni tribesman of the al-Ahmar clan, one of the most powerful in Yemen.
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