Relatives of late former President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived to Aden from Sanaa on Saturday night, governmental sources in Aden said.
Hani Bin Brek, a former minister of state, confirmed reports via Twitter.
“They will be looked after and protected until they reach their destination,” he said.
The vehicles transferring them arrived from Sanaa via Al-Bayda.
Sources did not reveal the exact number of those who arrived in Aden but they said they only consisted of women and children, adding that they will head towards Gulf states.
A source at the General People’s Congress in Sanaa said tribes mediated to convince the Houthis to let women and children who are related to Saleh leave the city, adding, however that he does not know what conditions were set to allow them to leave.
“Some of the late president’s sons and relatives as well as commanders in support of him are still detained by the Houthis, and their fate remains unknown,” he added.
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