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    An official in Aden said air strikes also hit a camp in Shabwa province held by the Huthis’ main allies, forces who have remained loyal to Saleh who was ousted in 2012 after an Arab Spring-inspired uprising.

    Since Saleh’s ouster, Hadi has been unable to assert government authority in a deeply divided tribal country.

    As well as the Huthis, from north Yemen, the government has struggled against Al-Qaeda in
    the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)—considered the most dangerous branch of the jihadist network.

    Yemen for years allowed Washington to wage a drone war against AQAP, but US forces pulled out amid the latest unrest.

    Concern has been growing for what aid workers say is a mounting humanitarian crisis.
    Some aid trickled into Aden by ship on Wednesday but International Committee of the Red Cross efforts to organize cargo flights into Sanaa have so far failed.

    In Aden, witnesses have said the situation is dire, with bodies lying in the streets.
    AFP

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