Yemen Sunday as a U.N. envoy warned that the country was at “the edge of civil war.” It is now being called a ‘failed state’.
Houthi militants took over the airport in Taiz as they swept through the city, two officials with the Taiz provincial government said.
One civilian was killed and 82 others wounded when the rebels fired at local residents protesting their presence, the officials said.
The rebels have also seized security and intelligence buildings in Taiz and set up checkpoints in the area, the officials said. Taiz, about 390 kilometers (240 miles) south of Sanaa, is Yemen’s cultural capital.