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Yemen's ousted leaders claim their fighters have retaken city of Aden

Yemen's ousted leaders claim their fighters have retaken city of Aden

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government claimed Friday its fighters had seized control of the key southern city of Aden in what would be loyalist forces’ first real strategic victory in nearly four months of fighting. But the battle has exacted a terrible humanitarian toll in what was already the Arab world’s poorest country. Troops loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, declared Friday they had driven out the last of the Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels from the city’s principal precincts after wresting control of the airport and main port earlier in the week. Witnesses said some stragglers remained, however. Yemen’s...

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