(USA TODAY) The situation in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Wednesday remained tense amid conflicting reports that the U.S.-backed president was being confined to his home by rebels.
Two aides told the Associated Press the Shiite Houthi rebels were holding President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi "captive" and that he "cannot leave his house." The two aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media, also said the rebels removed Hadi's guards and deployed their own fighters on the premises.
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One of the advisers said the crisis is at the "point of no return," adding the military is in shambles and the nation's security apparatus is "crippled."