Houthi forces holding 41 Yemeni journalists as hostages

Houthi forces holding 41 Yemeni journalists as hostages

Gunmen from the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, continue to hold 41 journalists hostage inside the Yemen Today TV headquarters, according to news reports.
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Gunmen from the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, continue to hold 41 journalists hostage inside the Yemen Today TV headquarters, according to news reports.

Russian news agency, Sputnik reported today that its correspondent in Sanaa is among the hostages.

The agency said two of its sources, one of which is close to Huthis, have confirmed the number of hostages and presented a list of 41 journalists, who had been inside the building during its siege.

Houthis stormed the Sanaa headquarters of the television channel Yemen Today and detained the channel's employees. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Reuters correspondent in Sanaa, Mohammed Gobari, confirmed that at least three building guards were killed during the attack and that the gunmen are still holding at least 40 employees in the building.

Sanaa is currently the scene of heavy fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to Saleh. Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have continued to target Houthi forces and institutions in the city.

Source: Sputnik + Reports

 

 

 

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