Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Houthis Release Ousted Yemeni Defense Minister – Source

© REUTERS / StringerYemen's Defence Minister General Mahmoud al-Subaihi (R) sits with Governor of the southern province of Lahej, Ahmed al-Majidi in Subaihi's house in al-Subaiha area of Lahej, to which he arrived from the capital Sanaa March 8, 2015
Yemen's Defence Minister General Mahmoud al-Subaihi (R) sits with Governor of the southern province of Lahej, Ahmed al-Majidi in Subaihi's house in al-Subaiha area of Lahej, to which he arrived from the capital Sanaa March 8, 2015 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Yemen’s former defense minister Mahmoud Subaihi and Brigadier Faisal Rajab of the 119th brigade were released by an order of the Houthis leader Abdul-Malik.

Followers of the Houthi movement shout slogans during a demonstration to show support to the movement, and rejecting foreign interferences in Yemen's internal affairs in Sanaa - Sputnik International
Houthi Rebels Detain Yemeni Ousted Defense Minister - Source
SANAA (Sputnik) — Yemen's former Defense Minister Mahmoud Subaihi, detained by the Houthis earlier in the week, has been released by an order of the group's leader, a local security source told Sputnik on Friday.

"Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Subaihi, defense minister in the outgoing government of Yemen, and Brigadier Faisal Rajab of the 119th brigade were released today by [Houthi leader] Abdul-Malik," the source said.

Subaihi served as defense minister under Yemen's ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Tornado - Royal Saudi Air Force - Sputnik International
Saudi Arabia Unlikely to Send Ground Troops to Yemen - Experts
The former minister and his top aide, who both remained loyal to Hadi, were captured Wednesday in the southern province of Lahij close to the port city of Aden.

Hadi resigned in late January, after Houthis seized the presidential palace. He was under house arrest in the capital Sanaa before fleeing to the port city of Aden in February, disavowing his resignation. He reportedly arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday.

Tensions have been building in the country since August 2014 when a massive Houthi rebellion swept the country.

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia and a number of other Gulf countries started carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions in Yemeni capital Sanaa. The campaign is a response to a request by Hadi, according to the coalition.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала