The Houthi-controlled television channel al Masirah broadcast a heavily edited clip of someone who was represented to be one of several Saudi soldiers captured during fighting.
Leaked UN Email on Yemen Shows Difficulty of Negotiations — and Fears Over Al Qaeda's Growing Presence
VICE News obtained a leaked note that casts new light on negotiations to end Yemen's brutal war. The UN has now said it is “disturbed” by the leak but did not question the authenticity of the email itself.
After a rebel missile attack killed dozens of soldiers on Friday, the Saudi-led coalition retaliated by bombing multiple sites across Yemen.
The attack on Wednesday reportedly involved a suicide explosion within the mosque that was soon followed by a car bomb that hit medics as they worked outside the building.
A Saudi-led airstrike reportedly killed seven fighters loyal to Yemen’s ousted president on Tuesday, an incident that coincided with a UN report about mounting civilian casualties.
The incursion marks the first time that Saudi Arabia’s troops have entered Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign in March against Houthi rebels.
The attack occurred in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz on Friday, as aid officials excoriated the US government for its role in supporting the Arab force that has targeted Houthi rebels since late March.
A diplomatic source tells VICE News that the Houthis have offered to give up the southern city of Taiz and potentially withdraw from other key cities.
Isabelle Prime was freed Thursday and returned to France after she was abducted in February by an unknown group in Yemen while working on a development project.
The rebels have fired around 20 Scuds in retaliation for an ongoing bombing campaign in Yemen, but few of the missiles have actually landed in Saudi Arabia.
As a humanitarian pause declared appeared to crumble, an aid group says 13 million people are struggling to obtain food, and that some 6.5 million people are "on the brink of starvation."
A five-day pause in fighting scheduled to begin late Sunday night will be Yemen’s second attempt at a ceasefire this month.