SANAA (Sputnik) — A group of armed militants has attacked a prison in southern Yemen, releasing prisoners belonging to al-Qaeda, a Yemeni security source told Sputnik on Thursday.
According to the source, an unregistered number of prisoners, including members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group managed to escape as unknown militants stormed Mansur prison.
Earlier on Thursday, several airstrikes hit the hill-top compound of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
Power in Yemen is currently in the hands of the Ansar Allah Houthi rebel group. In late January, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the country's government resigned after Houthi rebels captured the presidential palace and government buildings.
On February, 6 Houthis dissolved the Yemeni parliament and created a presidential council in a "constitutional declaration."