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Yemeni minister in the unrecognized Houthi govt flees Sanaa

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A minister serving in the unrecognized Houthi-led coup government, and who is part of the late former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) party, is said to have fled and escaped from Sanaa for his hometown in Lahij.

Mohsen al-Naqib, who is the minister for technical education and vocational training, is said to have fled from the capital for his hometown of Yafea in the governorate of Lahij, after sources said Houthi militias imposed a siege and house arrests on members of the GPC party.

Earlier last month, sources said that the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen carried out a wave of arrests against members of the GPC party in the Hodeidah province and across the country especially after they successfully assassinated the group’s leader, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh late last year.