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Houthi forces take 41 journalists hostage in Yemen

10:25, Tuesday, 05 December, 2017
Houthi forces take 41 journalists hostage in Yemen

The Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah, continue to hold 41 journalists hostage inside the Yemen Today broadcaster’s headquarters, two separate sources told Sputnik on Tuesday.
     “He [a Sputnik correspondent] is held hostage with other journalists inside the TV station. The total number of hostages is 41 people,” one of the sources said.The second source, close to Houthis, confirmed the information and presented the list of 41 journalists, who had been inside the building during its siege, in Arabic. However, he refused to answer the question whether Houthis or somebody else had complied the list.
     The TV station where the Sputnik freelance correspondent went missing is the Yemen Today channel, known for being linked to the General People’s Congress of the country’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who on Saturday called on Yemeni citizens to protect the country from his recent allies, the Houthi movement.

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