Yemen's deposed president flees house arrest, plans to withdraw resignation

February 21, 2015 6:53 PM

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Yemen's deposed president flees house arrest, plans to withdraw resignation

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)Deposed Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest in the capital city, Sanaa, early Saturday and fled to the southern province of Aden, where he is expected to withdraw his resignation in a televised speech in the next 24 hours, two of his advisers said.

Hadi, who had been under house arrest since he resigned under pressure from Houthi rebels in Sanaa last month, fled with the help of forces loyal to him at about 4 a.m., one of his advisers said on condition of anonymity.

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