Yemeni fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stand on the tarmac as a Qatari plane carrying relief aid arrives at Aden's international airport in Yemen's second city on August 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI
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Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest military base from Houthi forces Monday after heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, a pro-Hadi commander said.The recapture of the Al-Anad base also opens up the road north to the city of Taiz, where Iranian-allied Houthi militias have been locked in combat with local fighters siding with Hadi.Saudi Arabia, which has weighed in with support for Hadi, says the conflict is a proxy war in Iran's efforts to expand its influence in the region.Army units loyal to Saleh have fought alongside the Zaydi Shiite Houthis throughout the conflict.
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