Yemen's resigned president leaves Sanaa after house arrest

Yemen's former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his official residence after weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia on Saturday and flew to his home town of Aden

Yemen's resigned president leaves Sanaa after house arrest

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemen's resigned President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi arrived in southern Aden province on Saturday from capital Sanaa, a local source has said.

"The resigned president arrived in the province," the source, requesting anonymity, told.

Hadi had been under house arrest since he resigned last month after the Shiite Houthi group seized control of Sanaa's presidential compound following clashes with army troops.

Sources closed to the resigned president said that Hadi had disguised himself and left his home without the knowledge of the Houthis.

According to eyewitnesses, Hadi's home was ransacked by Houthi militants after reports that the former had left the building.

One of Hadi's bodyguards was reportedly injured by Houthi gunfire, the witnesses said.

There was no comment from Houthi leaders on the report.

The Houthi group seized control of capital Sanaa in September and has since sought to expand their influence to other parts of the country as well.

Earlier this month, the Houthis issued a "constitutional declaration" dissolving Yemen's parliament and establishing a 551-member "transitional council."

The declaration was rejected by most of Yemen's political forces – along with some neighboring countries – which described it as a "coup against constitutional legitimacy."

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