Middle East

Houthis enter Hadi stronghold in Aden: residents

Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun on May 4, 2015 during ongoing clashes with Houthi rebels in the Khor Maksar neighborhood of the southern Yemeni city of Aden. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

ADEN: Yemen's Houthi fighters on Wednesday entered Aden's al-Tawahi district, one of the last strongholds of supporters of President Abd-Rabbou Mansour Hadi, despite Saudi-led airstrikes on the group.

Residents said heavy clashes were underway between Houthis and supporters of Hadi, who has fled to Saudi Arabia. Tawahi houses state institutions including the presidential palace, state security offices and the main port.

Residents said the fall of Tawahi would effectively mean that the entire southern port city had come under Houthi control.





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