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Hadi supporters score more gains in southern Yemen

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 00:57

Fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have gained more ground against Houthi-led forces after capturing the country's biggest air base. Diane Hodges reports.

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Tanks roll through the streets of ten southern Yemeni villages, expanding the territory held by forces loyal to deposed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Yemeni military sources say the Untied Arab Emirates sent in dozens of tanks and heavy artillery as part of a Saudi-led coalition to restore Hadi to power. Militia sources say the U-A-E helped train a thousand Yemeni troups who have now arrived in the country to join the battle. They're trying to depose a Houthi-led government that seized power last January. The conflict is part of a wider regional battle between the Sunni Saudi government, which supports Hadi and the government in mostly Shi'a Iran, which supports the Houthis. United Nations officials have called for an immediate ceasefire, a call that seems unlikely to be heeded.

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Hadi supporters score more gains in southern Yemen

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 00:57