Saudis airdrop arms to Aden defenders, Houthis pull back

April 3, 2015 12:27 PM

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Saudis airdrop arms to Aden defenders, Houthis pull back

ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district on Friday and warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city, a last symbolic foothold of the country's absent president.

The Shi'ite Houthi fighters and their allies withdrew from Crater neighborhood as well as one of Aden's presidential residences which they seized a day earlier, residents and a local official said.

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