Unidentified troops land in Aden after Houthis seize center




 
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Unidentified troops land in Aden after Houthis seize center
 
April 2nd, 2015  
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Unidentified troops land in Aden after Houthis seize center
By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of unidentified troops landed by sea in Aden in an apparent last-ditch effort by a Saudi-led coalition to shore up a foothold in the southern Yemeni port city after Shi'ite Houthi fighters seized control of its center on Thursday. The soldiers arrived in a single vessel a few hours after the Iran-allied Houthis and their supporters swept into the heart of Aden despite an eight-day air campaign led by Riyadh to stem their advances. The southern port city has been the last major holdout of fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who fled Aden a week ago and has watched from Riyadh as the vestiges of his authority have crumbled. It was not immediately possible to verify the nationality of the troops, but the Saudi-led coalition says it is in control of the waters around Aden.




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