Saudi-backed forces mobilise for Aden offensive to oust Houthis

Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition mobilised troops, weapons and armoured vehicles on Wednesday to wrest back the whole of Aden from Houthi forces after taking part of the southern port city the previous day, militia officials said. The local militiamen and army units seized the city’s international airport and a surrounding district on Tuesday, in the dominant Houthi group’s biggest setback in more than three months of war. Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have been bombing the Houthis and their allies from the air since March 26 in the hope of reinstating Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, an ally of Saudi Arabia who fled into exile in Riyadh.



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