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Mar 29, 2015

Fighting and air strikes across Yemen, dialogue remains distant

ADEN, March 29 (Reuters) – Yemeni fighters loyal to the
Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with
Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in downtown Aden, the
absent leader’s last major foothold in the country.

Hadi loyalists in the southern port city reported a gun
battle in the central Crater district in which three people were
killed, and said they recaptured the airport, which has changed
hands several times in several days of fighting.

Mar 29, 2015

Fighting, airstrikes throughout Yemen as dialogue remains distant

ADEN, March 29 (Reuters) – Yemeni fighters loyal to the
Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with
Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in downtown Aden, the
absent leader’s last major foothold in the country.

Hadi loyalists in the southern port city reported a gun
battle in the central Crater district in which three people were
killed, and said they recaptured the airport, which has changed
hands several times in the last five days of fighting.

Mar 29, 2015

Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.

Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni tribal fighters in the south of the country, while the air campaign sought to stall a fresh offensive by the Shi’ite Muslim group on Aden from the east.

Mar 28, 2015

Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi advance on Aden -residents

ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diplomats from the southern port city.

The Iranian-allied Shi’ite Muslim Houthi fighters, seeking to overthrow the Western- and Saudi-allied President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have continued to make gains since the Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against them early on Thursday.

Mar 27, 2015

Yemen’s port of Aden under threat with enemy at the gates

ADEN (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies stage air strikes against Shi’ite Muslim militiamen threatening to topple Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the southern port city of Aden shudders from within.

Hadi’s supporters are fighting street battles with pockets of militiamen and allied army units who have penetrated the city’s northern suburbs, with at least 16 dead in total.

Mar 27, 2015

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) – Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.

Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi.

Mar 26, 2015

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes on Houthi rebels

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) – Yemen’s President
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden under Saudi
protection on Thursday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi
rebels battled with forces still loyal to him on the outskirts
of the southern port city.

Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab
allies struck at Houthi forces, who have taken over much of the
country in their campaign to oust Hadi.

Mar 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters

ADEN/WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia announced
on Wednesday it had launched military operations in Yemen,
carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country
coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging
the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had
taken refuge.

At a news conference in Washington, Saudi Ambassador Adel
al-Jubeir said Gulf Arab allies and others had joined with the
desert kingdom in the military campaign in a bid “to protect and
defend the legitimate government” of Yemen President Abd-Rabbu
Mansour Hadi. He declined to give any information on Hadi’s
whereabouts.

Mar 26, 2015

Allies of Yemen Houthis seize Aden airport, close in on president

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi militia forces and allied army units seized Aden airport and a nearby air base on Wednesday, tightening their grip on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni city after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled his residence for a safer location.

The United States said Hadi, holed up in Aden since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month, was no longer at the compound he has been using as a base. It offered no other details on his movements.

Mar 25, 2015

Yemen’s Houthi militia close in on president’s Aden base

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared close to capturing the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, residents said.

The United States said that Hadi, who has been holed up in Aden since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month, was no longer at his residence. It offered no other details on his movements.