Indian evacuees from Yemen arrive back home, recount ordeal

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Djibouti/ Mumbai/ Kochi, April 07 (ANI): Hundreds of Indian evacuees from strife-torn Yemen arrived in Mumbai and Kochi cities on Tuesday and recounted horrific experiences faced by them in the conflict zone. India is trying to get around 4,000 nationals, more than half of them nurses, out of Yemen, where Shi’ite Houthi fighters have swept into the southern port city of Aden despite an air campaign led by Saudi Arabia to check their advance. Evacuees arrived in Djibouti on Monday from where Indian Air Force plane brought them to Mumbai. Recounting the ordeal, one of the evacuated nationals, Nickson said that they had sleepless nights due to continuous bombing. The government has launched massive operation to pull out its citizens from the conflict zone. So far, 3000 people have been evacuated. The Houthi forces have been battling to take Aden, a last foothold of fighters loyal to Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, advancing to the city center despite 11 days of air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition of mainly Gulf air forces.

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