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World Yemen rebels release seized S. Korean, Saudi vessels: Seoul

03:41  20 november  2019
03:41  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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"The vessels and crew members that were seized and detained in Yemen have all been released ," the ministry said in a statement. The ships include two South Korean vessels and one Saudi -flagged tug, it added. On Tuesday, the Huthis acknowledged they had seized three ships in the Red Sea a few

Yemen ’ s Houthi rebels seized a Saudi -flagged tug and two South Korean vessels at the weekend, the insurgents and officials in Seoul said on Tuesday. According to the Foreign Ministry in Seoul , a South Korean dredger was being towed by one Korean and one Saudi -flagged tug when they were

Sixteen crew members, including two South Koreans, who were held when their three vessels were seized by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the weekend have been freed, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

a person walking down the street talking on a cell phone: The Huthi rebels have been fighting the government and its allies for more than four years in a war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine© MOHAMMED HUWAIS The Huthi rebels have been fighting the government and its allies for more than four years in a war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine

"The vessels and crew members that were seized and detained in Yemen have all been released," the ministry said in a statement.

The ships include two South Korean vessels and one Saudi-flagged tug, it added.

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Two out of three vessels seized by Yemen ' s Houthi rebels on the weekend are South Korean , Seoul officials said Tuesday, as are two out of 16 people captured. The vessels — a South Korean dredger being towed by one South Korean and one Saudi -flagged tug — were seized by the Houthis at the

Yemen ' s Iran-aligned rebels seized a Saudi -flagged tug and two South Korean vessels at the weekend, the Seoul ' s foreign ministry said a South Korean dredger was being towed by one Korean and one Saudi -flagged tug when "We are doing our very best for the early release of our citizens."

On Tuesday, the Huthis acknowledged they had seized three ships in the Red Sea a few miles off Uqban island, west of the rebel-held capital Sanaa.

The incident came amid a lull in Huthi attacks on Saudi Arabia as one Riyadh official said the kingdom had established an "open channel" with the rebels in a bid to end the four-year conflict.

The Huthi rebels have been fighting the government and its allies for more than four years in a war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

A year after the Huthis seized Sanaa, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their allies intervened in the conflict in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Since 2015, tens of thousands of people -- most of them civilians -- have been killed in a conflict that has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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