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Pictured: rescued French journalists arrive in Riyadh

Pictured: 2 French journalists rescued by Arab coalition in Yemen

Two French journalists, who were lost in areas under the control of the Houthi militias in Yemen, have been rescued by the Saudi-led coalition, Al Arabiya reported.

The two French journalists arrived at Riyadh air base.

The journalists were part of a delegation coming from Saada to Hajjah governorate, and the Houthi militias kidnapped them on Thursday (November 2nd).

According to sources in Sanaa, the two French journalists arrived in Yemen, early November, aboard a humanitarian aid aircraft belonging to the UN relief organizations.

The two French journalists toured a number of areas under the control of the Houthis in the far north of Saada, but were surprised by the restrictions imposed as the militants were dissatisfied with the visit.

News websites said that the French women journalists were attacked, they took their own cameras and deleted all the pictures they had taken since they arrived in Yemen.

This is not the first time the Houthis have held journalists or humanitarian workers. As they have detained aid workers and Western activists who have come to Yemen to cover the war they have waged since they took power three years ago.


Since March 2015, a Saudi-led military coalition has been fighting the Houthi terrorists in the Arab peninsula state of Yemen.

Last Modified: Friday، 17 November 2017 12:17 PM