Houthi militia kidnaps 200 officers, soldiers loyal to slain Yemeni ex-president Saleh

Local sources said that the militia surrounded the hospital building with a number of armed vehicles. (File photo: AFP)

Yemen’s Houthi militia kidnapped 200 police officers and soldiers in Sanaa who supported slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Security sources revealed that those kidnapped had been driven out of their jobs by the militia following the death of Saleh, and were replaced with hundreds of militiamen in Saada.

The Houthis also attacked the Dar al-Shifaa private hospital in Dhamar, which is owned by Popular Congress Party parliament member, Ali Shamar, after he did not pay five million Saudi Riyals to the militia and medically treat them for free.

Local sources said that the militia surrounded the hospital building with a number of armed vehicles, then stormed into it to force Shamar to pay.

Shamar then summoned tribes from the Maghrib Anas area to face the militia. According to witnesses, tens of armed tribesmen surrounded the hospital to try to remove the Houthis from the building.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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