Hadi leaves Aden for Arab League summit in Egypt
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has left Yemen under Saudi protection to attend an Arab League summit in Egypt's Sham el-Sheikh, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
Yemen is currently playing host to a Saudi-led offensive against Houthi rebels opposed to Hadi.
In a letter sent the U.N. Security Council seen by Al Arabiya News, Hadi requested "immediate support for the legitimate authority with all means and necessary measures to protect Yemen, and repel the aggression of the Houthi militia that is expected at any time on the city of Aden and the province of Taiz, Marib, al-Jouf [and] an-Baidah."
In his letter Hadi said such support was also needed to control "the missile capability that was looted" by the Houthi militias.
Hadi also told the Council that he had requested from the Arab Gulf states and the Arab League "immediate support with all means and necessary measures, including the military intervention to protect Yemen and its people from the ongoing Houthi aggression.