Yemen Houthi fighters backed by tanks reach central Aden

April 1, 2015 5:23 PM

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ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi rebels and allies backed by tanks pushed on Wednesday into central Aden, the main foothold of fighters loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, witnesses said, despite more than a week of air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces.

The alliance of mainly Sunni Gulf Arab states has also attacked the northern Shi'ite Houthis from the sea but their advance towards the southern port city has been relentless.

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