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Houthis Kill Dozens in Northern Yemen

Houthis Kill Dozens in Northern Yemen

Monday, 11 December, 2017 - 11:15
Houthi militants brandish their weapons during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP)

Houthi militias have killed and detained dozens of people from across the country's north since killing their ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, reported Yemen’s official SABA news agency on Monday.

The militants appear to be escalating their crackdown on any possible sign of rebellion among their one-time allies from Saleh's party, the General People's Congress.

The crackdown included the region of al-Hodeidah, Rima, Haja and al-Mahwet, SABA added.

In the Hajja province alone, at least 20 people were eliminated and some 150 detained, it continued.

The Houthis also blew up 20 houses there and replaced the province's governor, who was a onetime Saleh associate.

In al-Mahwet, the militia detained 49 people and threatened others with blowing up their houses if they do not turn themselves over for arrest.

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