Yemen's Houthis enter southern town near Red Sea strait

March 24, 2015 11:40 AM

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Yemen's Houthis enter southern town near Red Sea strait

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Fighters from Yemen's dominant Houthi movement have entered the Red Sea port of al-Mukha, bringing them closer to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's refuge in Aden, security officials and residents said on Tuesday.

The advance also placed the Houthis, who seized Yemen's capital Sanaa in September, a short drive from the Bab al-Mandeb strait, a Red Sea shipping lane vital to oil shipments.

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