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A Rebel Takeover - 23 Jan 2015
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Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Sanaa January 23, 2015. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance. Hadi, a former general, blamed the Houthis' control of the capital Sanaa for impeding his attempt to steer Yemen toward stability after years of turmoil and tribal unrest, deepening poverty and U.S. drone strikes on Islamist militants. The banners read: "Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory to Islam". REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)