Former Yemen president flees Sanaa after rebels release him

Yemen’s former president left the capital after Shiite rebels who had been holding him under house arrest released him under international and local pressure, aides close to him said Saturday. They said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left Sanaa and later arrived in the southern city of Aden, adding that he later plans to leave the country

for medical treatment. Hadi has been under house arrest for several weeks following a coup by Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who captured the capital, Sanaa, in September and dissolved parliament early this month. The aides say the rebels let Hadi go after pressure from the United Nations, the US, Russia and local political parties. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to speak to journalists.



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