The United States told citizens stranded in war-torn Yemen that they’re on their own, as bombing from regional powers intensifies warfare in that remote but strategically important country, according to two federal lawsuits.

More than five dozen citizens sued the president and secretary of state Thursday in District of Columbia and Detroit federal courts, asking for help.

Yemen has been in chaos for months in a struggle between the poor country’s political elite.

U.S. ally President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled the capital, Sana’a, in February, to Aden, a port city on the Gulf of Aden, which opens to the Arabian Sea.

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