Yemen president's southern stronghold attacked by rivals

March 20, 2015 11:38 AM

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Yemen president's southern stronghold attacked by rivals

Troops fended off the airport attack, the airstrikes missed the palace, and President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was in a safe place, Aden's governor, Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour, said.

But the violence, which he said had left 13 dead, marked a major escalation in Hadi's long-simmering conflict with former autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is allied with the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. Hadi remains Yemen's internationally recognized president and has been a close U.S. ally in t...

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