Yemeni fighters against Shiite rebels gather around military vehicles at the entrance of the airport in the port city of Aden, Yemen, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Abo Muhammed)
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Loyalists of Yemen's exiled president seized more ground in second city Aden Wednesday after recapturing the airport held by Iran-backed rebels for four months, military sources said.The offensive, dubbed Operation Golden Arrow, is the first major advance by the loyalists since the Houthi rebels entered the port city in March, forcing President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi into exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia. It was the defection of the 39th Armored Brigade on March 25 that had enabled the rebels to take the airport.Eight loyalist militiamen were killed and 30 wounded in the fighting, Laswar added.There was no immediate word on rebel losses.
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