Yemeni officials: Exiled President arrives in Yemen’s Aden

Hadi came to power in 2012 after an Arab Spring uprising toppled his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Yemen is torn by ferocious fighting between the Houthis and their allies against the internationally recognized government’s forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition.

The Houthis say that they are fighting against alleged corruption of the Hadi regime while the Gulf states are wary of Iran’s growing influence in the region.

Local officials said earlier in the day that a hotel had been targeted in the same district, but there was no immediate report of casualties.

A file picture taken on June 16, 2015 in the Saudi city of Jeddah shows Yemen’s exiled president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi attending an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the situation in Yemen. In one strike on a Sanaa house on Monday, residents and medics reported that at least 18 members of one family were killed.

Prime Minister Khaled Bahah along with seven ministers and a team of top security officials returned to Aden city on September 16, as pro-Hadi forces were pushing toward Houthi-held capital of Sanaa.

The Houthis still control Sanaa and territory in the country’s north, despite an ongoing military campaign against them led by Saudi Arabia, a predominantly Sunni-Muslim country.

The ministry statement, carried by ONA state news agency, added that three Saudi nationals and the Briton held by Houthi authorities were also freed and flown to Muscat aboard the same flight.

Mr. Ban also called upon all parties in the conflict to work with his Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in the search for a durable political solution.

The Huthis have lost five southern provinces to Hadi loyalists since July, and are battling an offensive in Marib province east of the capital.

In the latest bloodshed, Saudi-led warplanes killed 21 people Tuesday, including civilians, in a raid targeting Huthis in the Sabeen neighborhood of Sanaa, a medical official said.


Aerial bombardments and ground clashes have killed more than 4,800 people since March, about half of them thought to be civilians.

Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi