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Officials: Yemen's Hadi Back From Exile

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FILE - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is seen during a visit in Khartoum, August 29, 2015.

FILE - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is seen during a visit in Khartoum, August 29, 2015.

Airport officials in Yemen say President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi has arrived in the southern port city of Aden, following a six-month exile.

Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia in March as Shi'ite Houthi rebels closed in on his refuge in Aden.

Last week, Yemen's Cabinet returned to the country after spending months in exile in Saudi Arabia. The Cabinet is working out of Aden with a goal of restoring stability to the country.

In other news, warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition bombed a residential area Tuesday in Yemen's capital, killing at least 20 people, according to medical sources. Witnesses said the raid targeted Iranian-backed Houthi insurgents in rebel-controlled Sana'a.

Also, the French news agency is reporting a U.S. drone strike killed two suspected members of al-Qaida near the city of Marib. An official told AFP a missile hit their vehicle.

The United States has carried out regular drone strikes on al-Qaida's Yemen-based branch.

Multiple parties have been fighting for control of Yemen since Houthi rebels seized Sana'a one year ago. The fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes on the Houthis have killed more than 4,500 people, including many civilians, and created a humanitarian disaster. Many Yemenis are in desperate need of food and medicine.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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