Hadi's palace evacuated after Houthi strike

The presidential palace in the southern city of Aden has been evacuated after having been targeted by an airstrike carried out by Yemen's Houthi group, a government official said Thursday.

Hadi's palace evacuated after Houthi strike

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The official told on condition of anonymity. "President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and his aides have been evacuated from the palace after it was struck by a warplane."

He gave no word, however, as to Hadi's current whereabouts.

A government official had earlier told that a Houthi plane had broken the sound barrier over the palace.

"Air-defense systems forced the plane to fly at high altitudes," he said.

It was the first time for a Houthi plane to strike Aden's presidential palace since the group took over capital Sanaa last September, from which they have sought to extend their control to other parts of the country.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mart 2015, 16:26