Video: Two Saudi teachers home after release by Houthis

Two Saudi Arabian religious teachers have arrived home after their release from more than nine months' detention by Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Abdulrahman al-Sharari and Salem al-Ghamdi landed in Riyadh on Thursday evening from Djibouti. They were accompanied by the kingdom's ambassador to Yemen and UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed who on Thursday finished a five-day mission to the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa, SPA said.

The teachers were on their way to work in the Comoros, on a flight which transited Sanaa, when air service was suspended at the start of a Saudi-led bombing campaign against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels on March 26, SPA said.


The teachers were staying at the United Nations mission in a local hotel but Huthis arrived and detained them until they were freed and handed over to Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Thursday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47