5 Dead as Troops Defy Yemen President in Aden Power Base

March 19, 2015 10:43 AM

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5 Dead as Troops Defy Yemen President in Aden Power Base

Aden: Yemeni special forces opposed to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi battled loyalist militia in his southern power base Aden today leaving five people dead and forcing the international airport to close.

The heavily armed troops, who are allied with Shiite militia in control of the capital Sanaa, advanced inside the airport perimeter but the Hadi loyalists managed to secure the runway, security sources said.

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