Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Yemen's Aden: sources

February 16, 2015 9:50 AM

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Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Yemen's Aden: sources

ADEN (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Yemen's former president seized government buildings in the southern city of Aden on Monday after a five-hour battle, sources said, escalating a civil conflict that threatens to split the country in two.

The militias supporting Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wrested control of several buildings in the city from security forces allied to the Houthi movement, the sources said.

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