US citizens held hostage by Houthi rebels in Yemen: reports
June 1 , 2015
Several American citizens are being held by the Shia Houthi rebel group in conflict-hit Yemen, media reports say.
They are being held in a prison close to the Yemini capital Sanaa, according to some reports. US attempts to secure their release have not succeeded.
A US State Department official was quoted as saying it was “doing everything we can” to get them released.
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been bombing the Houthi rebels since March 26.