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Yemen president returns after six months in exile

Yemen President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has returned to the Yemeni city of Aden, six months after fleeing the country for exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, airport sources said.

Hadi flew to the city on Tuesday for the first time since he escaped an offensive by Houthi fighters in March.

His return is the latest sign that pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, have secured enough territory from the Iran-allied Houthis to resume administering at least part of the country.

A government source said Hadi would spend the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in the city then fly to New York to deliver a speech at the United Nations.

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