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Arab coalition forces rescue two French journalists from Houthis in Yemen

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The Arab coalition forces have rescued two French journalists who were lost in areas under the control of the Houthi militias in Yemen.

The two French journalists arrived at Riyadh air base.

The journalists were part of a delegation coming from Saada to Hajjah province, and the Houthi militias kidnapped them on Thursday (November 2nd).

According to sources in Sanaa, the two French journalists arrived in Yemen, early November, aboard a humanitarian aid aircraft belonging to the United Nations relief organizations.

The two French journalists toured a number of areas under the control of the Houthis in the far north of Saada, but were surprised by the restrictions imposed as the militants were dissatisfied with the visit.

Despite the media statement that the two journalists were detained, the French authorities did not comment on the matter.

News websites belonging to Saleh's party said that one of the French women journalists was attacked, they took her own camera and deleted all the pictures she had taken since she arrived in Yemen.

This is not the first time the Houthis have held journalists or humanitarian workers. As, they have detained aid workers and Western activists who have come to Yemen to cover the war they have waged since they took power three years ago.