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Yemeni leader flees to Saudi as airstrikes continue

Yemen's President Adb-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia late last night as Houthi rebels continued their battle with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.

Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen, with the support of the US and nine other countries.

"Saudi Arabia and our Arab partners deserve our support as they seek to restore order in Yemen, which has collapsed into civil war," Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said in a statement.

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