Houthi militias storm Saleh-owned TV station in Sanaa

A view of the deserted studios of a private TV channel Yemen Today after military soldiers stormed the building and shut down the channel on June 12, 2014. (AFP)

Houthi militias have stormed the house of Saleh-owned Yemen Today television channel’s general manager, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya.

Earlier in the day, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam said on Twitter that all the guards and crew members of the channel were now under arrest after militias stormed the channel’s main premises in the capital.

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The channel is based in Sanaa and owned by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who recently turned against his Houthi allies.

In a speech on Saturday, Saleh appeared to indicate the end of his loyalists' alliance with Houthi fighters. He said he was ready to turn a "new page" in ties with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, if it stopped attacks on Yemeni citizens and lifted a siege.

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