Yemen's Aden a Key Battleground in Conflict

March 27, 2015 8:03 PM

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Yemen's city of Aden, a vital Arabian Sea port for centuries, is emerging as a key battleground in the fight between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backing the country's president and Shiite rebels and their allies.

The coalition is eyeing landing ground troops in the city to help secure a return of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to flee the country by boat from the city this week. On Friday, heavy gunbattles raged in northern neighborhoods of the city between pro-Hadi militias and military u...

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