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Flights suspended to Yemen's Aden after fighting breaks out

Members of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), tribesmen loyal to Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, keep watch as they secure the southern Yemeni city of Aden on March 16, 2015Air traffic to Yemen’s main southern city of Aden was suspended early Thursday after fighting broke out between supporters and opponents of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, an airport source told AFP. “Air traffic at Aden airport was suspended and flights cancelled,” the source told AFP after the clashes between special forces led by a rebel officer and supporters of the beleaguered president. The violence came after special forces commander Abdel Hafez al-Saqqaf deployed units on roads in the city, including near the airport. Hadi fled to Aden last month after escaping from Shiite militia controlling Sanaa, and declared the port city to be Yemen’s capital.

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