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Yemen's President Makes Rare Visit to Country

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FILE - A armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

FILE - A armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to his country Tuesday for the second time since advancing Houthi fighters forced him to flee to ally Saudi Arabia in March.

Hadi arrived in the southern port city of Aden where he also made a brief visit in late September.

The Houthis captured Aden eight months ago after pushing south from the capital, Sana'a. But their offensive brought on airstrikes from a Saudi-led coalition and ground fighting from pro-government forces that later pushed the Houthis back from the city.

For the past few months, other members of Hadi's government have been operating out of Aden, but Hadi has largely remained in Saudi Arabia as the coalition continued its offensive against the Houthis.

The fighting has killed thousands of people, many of them civilians, and led to what the U.N. calls a humanitarian crisis in the country.

FILE - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi during a visit in Khartoum.

FILE - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi during a visit in Khartoum.

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