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Houthi rebels ransack Sudanese embassy in Sanaa

Sudan is member of Saudi-led air coalition launched in 2015 to roll back Houthi territorial gains

Mohamed Sabry Emam Muhammed   | 30.10.2017
Houthi rebels ransack Sudanese embassy in Sanaa FILE PHOTO

Yemen

By Murat al-Arifi

SANAA

Houthi rebels have ransacked the Sudanese embassy in Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to Yemen’s Foreign Ministry.

In a statement, the ministry said that Houthi gunmen had broken into the building late Sunday and stolen much of its contents.

“The [Houthi] militia has a history of insulting Yemen and its people by assaulting diplomatic missions since they overran Sanaa,” the statement said.

Houthi rebels had previously ransacked Sudan’s embassy twice this year.

Sudan is a member of a Saudi-led air coalition that has been pounding Houthi positions in Yemen since 2015.

Impoverished Yemen has remained in a state of civil war since 2014, when the Houthis and their allies overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen’s pro-Saudi government.

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