Yemen's former president flees after Shiite rebels let him go under international pressure.

February 21, 2015 8:00 AM

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Yemen's former president flees after Shiite rebels let him go under international pressure.

FILE - Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi speaks during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, in this April 2, 2013 file photo. Aides close to Yemen's former president say he has fled the capital after Shiite rebels who surrounded his house let him go under international and local pressure. The aides said Saturday morning Feb. 21, 2015 that former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will go to Aden, then leave the country to receive medical treatment. (AP Photo/Natalia Kolesnikova, File) (The Associated Press)

SANAA, Yemen – Aides close to Yemen's former president say he has fled the capital after Shiite rebels who surrounded his house let him go under international and local pressure.

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