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Houthis: Abducted aide to Yemen’s leader freed

Source: AP- An official representing Yemen’s Shiite rebels says an abducted presidential aide has been set free, after his seizure set in motion days of political turmoil that prompted the country’s embattled president to resign.

The official told The Associated Press that Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak has been released and handed over to local tribes in the southern province of Shabwa.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

The rebels, known as Houthis, control the capital, Sanaa. They abducted Mubarak to protest President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s decision to proceed with a draft constitution that would divide Yemen into six federal states – something the Houthis strongly oppose.

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