August 29, 2019 / 10:52 PM / 17 days ago

Yemeni president says government forces withdraw from Aden - SABA

FILE PHOTO: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attends the Arab summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Thursday that government forces had withdrawn from Aden to prevent the city from being destroyed, according to state news agency SABA .

He called on Saudi Arabia to intervene to stop what he called UAE interference and support for separatists battling to take over the city.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by John Stonestreet

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