Hadi forces check Houthi push towards Yemen's Aden




 
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Hadi forces check Houthi push towards Yemen's Aden
 
March 24th, 2015  
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Hadi forces check Houthi push towards Yemen's Aden
By Mohammed Mukhashef ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi drove Houthi fighters from two towns they had seized hours earlier on Tuesday, residents said, apparently checking an advance by the Shi'ite fighters towards his refuge in Aden. Fighting has spread across Yemen since last September when the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa and advanced into Sunni Muslim areas, raising the prospect that regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia could be sucked into the conflict. Hadi, a former general seen by the Shi'ite Muslim Houthis as a pawn of Sunni Gulf Arab monarchies and the West, has been holed up in Aden since he fled Sanaa in February. His forces have stationed tanks and artillery on a number of roads linking north and south Yemen.




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