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    Airstrikes Hit Compound of Yemeni President Hadi - Reports

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    Military aircraft have struck Yemeni President's compound in the city of Aden amid intensified fighting between special forces and Hadi's supporters.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Several airstrikes have hit the compound of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the southern Yemen city of Aden, Middle East Eye said Thursday citing witnesses.

    "Military aircraft <…> have struck several districts of Aden, including the republican palace, where President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi resides," the source told Sputnik.

    The local media reported that President Hadi was evacuated after the airstrikes but did not leave the country.

    Earlier on Thursday Middle East Eye reported citing witnesses that presidential compound in Aden was hit from air.

    According to CBC News, locals heard several explosions and saw smoke rising at the presidential compound in Aden.

    "Smoke rising after explosions heard at presidential compound in #Yemen: witnesses. Gov't forces earlier claimed takeover of rebel base," CBC News posted on Twitter.

    Earlier on Thursday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported that clashes between the supporters of the toppled Yemen president and the country's current leader have intensified near Aden International Airport.

    Yemen's capital of Sanaa is currently controlled by the Ansar Allah Houthi rebel group. In late January, Houthi rebels seized the presidential palace and government buildings forcing President Hadi and the country's government to resign.

    In late February, however, Hadi escaped house arrest, fled to Aden and withdrew his resignation.


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