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Houthis enter Yemen's Aden

Iran Press TV

Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:33AM

Houthis have entered the Yemeni city of Aden from where resigned President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has just fled.

According to Yemeni Presidential guards, the former president fled Aden as Houthis entered the city on Wednesday. This comes as an aide to Hadi has denied the resigned president fled the southern city.

Members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement also detained Hadi's Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi in Aden and transferred him to the capital, Sana'a.

The latest developments come as Yemeni forces backed by Ansarullah revolutionaries seized the al-Anad air base, located about 50 kilometers north of Aden.

A spokesman for the Houthis said the ongoing conflict is aimed at fighting against al-Qaeda militants and the country's former president.

The spokesman added that the Houthis would respect the rights of people in southern Yemen.

Days earlier, Yemen's Houthi movement named Major General Hussein Khairan as the new defense minister for the country.


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