Houthis ‘murder 200 prisoners’ and spread forces across Yemen capital

A Houthi militant reacts as he sits on a tank after the death of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen December 4, 2017. (Reuters)

The Houthi militia killed 200 people who were taken as prisoners in the civil war during an attack on slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s home and neighborhood, according to local reports.

These reports also stated that the Houthis ambushed the homes of Saleh’s relatives and killed a few of his supporters and leading figures in his General People’s Congress (GPC) Party.

This follows the killing of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of the militia in the south of Sanaa on Monday.

Al Arabiya has also learned that the Houthi militia has carried out raids and arrested several leaders and members of the GPC in Sanaa on Monday.

Meanwhile, Arab coalition fighters launched several raids on the presidential palace amid heavy overflights over Sanaa, while Houthi militias created an undeclared a state of emergency in Sanaa hours after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The militia has also spread its armed forces into different areas in the capital, as well as adding new checkpoints and increasing guards at their headquarters.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:01 - GMT 11:01