The Houthi leadership in Sana’a on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the capital, as forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi closed in to around 80 miles (125 kilometers) of the capital.

The Houthis’ Revolutionary Council, set up by the Iran-backed group following its coup in February, announced a state of emergency in Sana’a starting from 10 pm on Sunday.

A Yemeni political source told Asharq Al-Awsat the decision showed the Houthis “fear the [Pro-Hadi] Popular Resistance, backed by Saudi-led airstrikes, will soon reach Sana’a.” […]