Clashes in Yemeni city force closure of airport; 3 killed

March 19, 2015 8:53 AM

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ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's former president stormed a section of the international airport in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday, triggering heavy gunbattles with security forces loyal to the current president. The fighting forced the closure of the facility and passengers on a flight to Cairo were scuttled off the plane and into the terminal building.

The attackers — a unit of police commandos loyal to longtime autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh who was ousted following a 2011 popular uprising — managed to enter a section of the airport grounds but met with heavy resistance from the security forces and militias loyal to President Abed Rabbo ...

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