UN demands release of 11 personnel detained by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen

The United Nations on Friday called for the immediate release of 11 of its personnel detained by Iran-backed Houthi in different parts of war-torn Yemen in an apparently coordinated sweep.

“Houthi de facto authorities have detained 11 United Nations national personnel working in Yemen,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

“We are pursuing all available channels to secure the safe and unconditional release of all of them as rapidly as possible.”