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Sacked Yemeni leader denounces ‘coupists’

YEMEN’S ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has accused the Houthi militia that seized power last month of staging a coup.

In his first statement since escaping house arrest in the capital Sanaa, Mr Hadi said all measures taken by the Houthis were “null and illegitimate”.

Speaking from his political stronghold in the southern city of Aden, he said he was still the president.

He called upon world powers “to reject the coup”.

He had spent weeks under house arrest in Sanaa after the Houthis forced



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