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Yemen’s Defence Minister General Mahmoud al-Subaihi (R) sits with Governor of the southern province of Lahej, Ahmed al-Majidi in Subaihi’s house in al-Subaiha area of Lahej, to which he arrived from the capital Sanaa March 8, 2015. Subaihi has fled Houthi-controlled Sanaa for Aden, officials said on Sunday, in a move expected to bolster President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his power struggle with the Shi’ite Muslim group. Yemen is caught in a stand-off between the Western-backed president and the Iran-backed Houthi clan, now the country’s de facto rulers. The group seized the presidential palace in Sanaa in January and confined the president to his private residence. Hadi managed to escape from the Houthis two weeks ago. REUTERS/Stringer (YEMEN – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)