Troops in Yemen loyal to exiled leader Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi take control of a strategic area near the port city of Aden. Gavino Garay reports.
The fighting rages on in Yemen. Officials say troops loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have taken control of Ras Umran. It's located in a strategic area along a coastal road that connects Aden with Yemen's third largest city Taiz. The fighters say the village has now been "liberated" from the Houthis. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PRO HADI FIGHTER, MOHAMMED NASSER, SAYING: "The troops destroyed three military vehicles and took over a hummer. Victory is near." The capital Sanaa was taken over by Houthis last September. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition in fighting the Houthis for three months to try to restore Yemen's exiled government. More than 3,000 people have been killed because of the fighting, and relief agencies say 80 percent of the population are in need of aid.