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Houthi militants storm state university in southern Sanaa

Houthi militants stormed Dhamar University in southern Sanaa on Wednesday, according to a university source.

A source that preferred to remain anonymous told Anadolu news agency that "Houthi militants carrying light and heavy artillery, including RPG launchers, stormed the university in the Dhamar province in southern Sanaa, entered the president's office and stole the university's official seal."

According to the source, "the militants stormed the university under the guise of the Popular Committees, citing university corruption as their reason for staging the attack."

Leaders from the Houthi Ansar Allah group could not be reached for comment.

The Houthis have controlled capital Sanaa since September 21, when they signed an agreement with Yemen's presidency aimed at ending the country's ongoing political stalemate.

Since their control of Sanaa, the Houthis have stormed government, civilian, and military headquarters in the same manner and occupied them. They have also interfered in financial and administrative affairs, such as matters of recruitment, paying salaries and financial benefits. This is also occurring in various private institutions, including universities, according to security officials and eye-witnesses.

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