• Bloomberg


Yemen’s Houthis seized an army base overlooking a key shipping lane in the Red Sea, while Saudi Arabia said its bombing campaign has contained the rebel advance toward the port of Aden.

The Houthis on Tuesday took over the Bab al-Mandab base, near the strait of the same name that’s a major commercial waterway, according to Mahfouz Ahmed, a soldier at the facility. He said brigade commanders ordered troops to hand weapons to the Houthis, who started setting up anti-aircraft artillery around the base.

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