Yemen's ex-president's house blown by Houthis

ANI | Updated: Dec 04, 2017 18:02 IST

Sanaa [Yemen], Dec 4 (ANI): Houthi rebels have blown up the residence of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Few local media reports have stated Houthi rebels had gained control of the majority of the country's capital from Saleh's forces.

However, close sources have denied the reports that Saleh was killed.

Earlier today, the Iranian embassy in Yemen was set ablaze after the mortar shell struck amid the rebel fighting. The Anadolu Agency quoted sources, as saying, that the mortar shell triggered the fire at the embassy premises.

Reportedly, clouds of smoke could be seen coming from the building amid the clashes between the Houthi rebels and loyalists of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

However, it could not be figured out which party was behind the attack on the Iranian embassy.

Both Saleh forces and the Houthi rebels are battling to capture the capital city. The loyalists of Saleh last week had proposed for the talks with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis to end the three-year conflict in Yemen.

The fighting has claimed more than 10,000 lives since then. The United Nations has described the Yemen conflict as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. (ANI)