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Iran-backed Houthis Detain 25 Yemenis Working for U.S.

  • At least 25 Yemenis detained by Houthi rebels in recent weeks
  • U.S. calls for immediate release of all employees unharmed
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At least 25 Yemenis working for the U.S. in Sanaa have been detained in recent weeks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control the capital, according to two people familiar with the matter. 

Those rounded up include Yemenis working for the U.S. embassy and USAID, the international development arm of the American government, according to the people, who declined to be named as they weren’t authorized to discuss the detentions.