Yemen's President orders troops to advance on Sanaa

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Yemen's President orders troops to advance on Sanaa

Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has ordered his troops to advance on capital Sanaa as heavy fighting continues in the city.

In a televised address from Saudi Arabia, he ordered Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar to "activate military units and advance towards the capital.

Military and government sources said the army would advance on Sanaa from the east and northeast with at least seven battalions ordered to move forward.