Yemeni Forces Loyal to President Fight off Rebels

March 23, 2015 11:35 AM

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Soldiers loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite Houthi rebels who had been sent toward the southern city of Aden, militia and security sources said Monday.

Security officials said the rebels had sent several thousand troops south and fought around dawn Monday with local Sunni tribes as they approached Aden, where Hadi has taken refuge after fleeing the capital, Sana'a, last month.

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