Video obtained by Reuters shows Houthi fighters launching an attack on the private residence of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Yemen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Video obtained by Reuters on Wednesday (January 21) shows the moment Houthi fighters launched an attack at the private residence of Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday (January 20). Audio of an explosion can be heard on the video before a fireball erupts followed by dark clouds of smoke. In a televised speech hours after his fighters' display of force on Tuesday, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi warned Hadi that he had to implement a power-sharing deal struck when his men seized the capital in September. Hadi, an ally of the West and staunch supporter of U.S. drone attacks on al Qaeda fighters in Yemen, has been also increasingly at odds with Houthi over a draft constitution intended to help end decades of conflict and underdevelopment.