Shiite fighters known as Houthi gather at a street in Aden, Yemen, Thursday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)
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Yemen's Houthi fighters and their allies seized a central Aden district Thursday, striking a heavy blow against the Saudi-led coalition which has waged a week of airstrikes to try to stem advances by the Iran-allied Shiite group.The Houthis and their supporters swept into the heart of Aden despite an eight-day air campaign led by Riyadh to stem their advances. Crater residents said Houthi fighters and their allies were in control of the neighborhood by midday Thursday, deploying tanks and foot patrols through its otherwise empty streets after heavy fighting in the morning.Saudi Arabia suffered its first casualty since Operation Decisive Storm began Thursday when a soldier was shot dead and at least five were wounded by gunfire from across the Yemen border.
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