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Al-Qaida Says Its No. 2 Leader Was Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

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Houthi supporters in Yemen's capital hold up at a defaced poster of the ousted president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, during a demonstration against air strikes by Saudi Arabia. The Saudis, who have been bombing Yemen since March, are hosting Hadi and other officials from the former government. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Amiri Red Sea was one of many boats ferrying refugees, including some Americans, escaping fighting in Yemen to nearby Djibouti, across the Gulf. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Americans Among The Many Families Escaping Chaos In Yemen

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Gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stand amid the ruin of Saleh's residence following an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led alliance in the capital, Sana, on Sunday. Yahya Arhab/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Hassan Farid, 23, was a medical resident at a big hospital in Yemen and is the son of a judge. It can be difficult and expensive to flee Yemen, and educated professionals are among the refugees who have reached the nearby African nation of Djibouti. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

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An airport official walks past a military aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport in Yemen on Tuesday. Destroyed runways prevent aid from being delivered. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement brandish weapons as they take part in a demonstration in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Thursday, protesting the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia's army fires artillery shells toward Houthi rebels along the Saudi border with Yemen on April 15. Outside Saudi Arabia, many are critical of the military campaign and question whether it will succeed, but it is popular inside the kingdom. STR /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

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Militants loyal to Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi take their positions in Taiz, Yemen, late last month after at least 45 people were killed in north Yemen after an airstrike hit a camp for internally displaced people. Anees Mahyoub/UPI/Landov hide caption

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