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    Missile Hits Fledgling Yemen Gov't Headquarters in Aden

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    A missile hit the Qasr hotel in Aden, killing 12; the hotel has been home to the headquarters of the fledgling Yemeni government since its return from exile in Saudi Arabia.

    At least 12 people were killed after unknown assailants fired a missile at a hotel in Aden, Yemen, which houses the many of the fledgling government's senior officials, the CNN reported, citing government officials.

    According to Reuters, a total of three missiles of an unknown type were fired, one hitting the gates of the hotel, another landed nearby and a third landing in a different district of Aden. Two of the dead were soldiers from the United Arab Emirates who were stationed to guard Yemen's government headquarters, a Yemeni official told Al Jazeera.

    Senior officials including the vice president are said to have emerged from the hotel attack unscathed, while the deposed president Hadi is said to be outside the country. Yemen has been in the midst of an armed conflict after Houthi militias took power in the country's capital, prompting intervention from a Saudi Arabia-led coalition which has escalated into a ground offensive.

    The hotel has been used by Hadi's government since its return from exile in Saudi Arabia after Houthi fighters were repelled from Aden by Hadi loyalists supported by the Saudi-led coalition. It is reportedly guarded by troops from the United Arab Emirates.


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