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April 25, 2019
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Yemen crises: Houthi rebels advance to port Aden

SANAA: Saudi Arabia continue its bombing on Yemen for a third night, targeting Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.

According to reports, the rebel advance has started the battles on streets with forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who fled Aden and is now at an Arab League summit.

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose supporters are fighting alongside the rebels – has called for a ceasefire.

But Saudi Arabia has been in the mission to defend Mr Hadi’s government from the rebels.

President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Salman on Friday and reaffirmed his support for the military action, the White House said in a statement.

Mr Obama and King Salman agreed their goal is to achieve lasting stability in Yemen through a negotiated political solution, the statement said.

The US military rescued two Saudi pilots who ejected from their F-15 fighter jet over the Gulf of Aden, a US defence official said on Friday.