Yemen's defence minister arrested by Houthis: Sky News Arabia

Ahram Online , Wednesday 25 Mar 2015

File Photo: Yemen's Defence Minister Major General Mahmoud al-Subaihi attends an event in Sanaa December 6, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Yemen's defence minister Major-General Mahmoud al-Subaihi has been arrested in Aden by advancing Shia Houthi militants, Sky News Arabia reported Wednesday.  

Sources in presidential guard had earlier told AFP that Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left Aden by helicopter, accompanied by diplomats from Saudi Arabia, from the Maasheeq presidential palace.

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