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Houthis offer bounty for capture of Yemen's Hadi as they near his last refuge

AP , Ahram Online , AFP , Wednesday 25 Mar 2015
Abdelmalek al-Houthi
The head of Yemen's Shiite Houthi militia Abdelmalek al-Houthi (Photo: Reuters)

Houthi rebels offer a 20 million Yemeni rial ($100,000) as a bounty for capture of embattled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, reported Yemen telivision in the Shia-controlled capital of Sanaa.

Sky News Arabia had reported earlier that  Hadi has fled Aden with members of the Saudi diplomatic mission in the country.

Sources in presidential guard also confirmed to AFP that Hadi left Aden by helicopter, accompanied by diplomats from Saudi Arabia, from the Maasheeq presidential palace.

However, other presidential sources- speaking to the independent Yemen Today news website- denied that Hadi fled Aden.

Hadi, according to these sources, is still leading the armed resistance against the Shia militants.  

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