Houthi Shiite Yemeni hold their weapons during clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen - AFP Houthi Shiite Yemeni hold their weapons during clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen - AFP

Houthis detain 700 officers of republican guard in Sanaa's Central Prison

By: MENA
Wed, Dec. 6, 2017
SANAA - 6 December 2017: The Houthi militias in Yemen detained about 700 of the republican guards in Sanaa's Central Prison, Sky News reported Wednesday without mentioning further details.

Yemeni rebels who seized full control of the capital Sanaa over the past week also have detained more than 40 media staff, press watchdogs reported, demanding their immediate release.

They include staff of Yemen Today -- a television channel affiliated with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom the Huthi rebels killed on Monday as he fled the capital following the collapse of their uneasy three-year alliance, the watchdogs said.

The rebels overran the television's Sanaa offices on Saturday after attacking it with rocket-propelled grenades and wounding three guards, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said.
 
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