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UN employee captured in Yemen port city

ANI  |  Sanaa [Yemen] 

The Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels have captured an employee of the High for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sunday in the port city of Al Hudaydah, Yemeni has said.

cited Eryani, who personally took to Twitter, saying, "The in the city of has detained Muhammad Shaybani, a of the for Human Rights."

The international community and the UN for are calling for a decisive position on the actions of the Houthis, he added.

has been witnessing a political crisis in recent years, especially between the government forces led by and the Houthi rebels. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015.

The strife has reportedly claimed around 10,000 lives and displaced a thousand others so far.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:45 IST