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Yemen’s president travels to the United States for a routine medical exam

Yemen’s President Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi has left Riyadh, where his office is temporarily set up, to travel to the US and undergo a routine medical examination, the official SABA news agency reported on Thursday.

Government sources consulted by the Chinese agency Xinhua have elaborated on condition of anonymity that Hadi left the Saudi capital late Wednesday.

Yemen has been in a civil war since 2015 between the Hadi government, backed by an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Yemen’s president travels to the United States for a routine medical exam
Yemen’s president travels to the United States for a routine medical exam

After conquering the capital, Sana’a, Hadi and his government had to flee to the city of Aden, but the offensive of the Shiite insurgents against the city forced them to go into exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia.

According to the United Nations, the armed conflict has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in what is already the poorest country in the Gulf.

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