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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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Saudi military: Yemen airstrikes will continue until President is able to rule

Saudi Arabia's military have said they will continue their airstrikes on Yemen until Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is able to rule.

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday Credit: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri told reporters on Sunday evening that the military intended to keep up attacks until they could "set the conditions necessary to allow the president and his government to run the country."

He said: "We will continue to attack the militias, we will keep them under pressure, until the conditions become very favourable for the army to take over."

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