The Houthis have released more than 200 people detained in clashes with Saleh’s forces

© AFP 2017 / Mohammed HuwaisПовстанцы Houthis on the streets of Sana’a celebrating the murder of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. 5 Dec 2017The Houthis have released more than 200 people detained in clashes with Saleh’s forces© AFP 2017 / Mohammed Huwais

Houthi rebels in Yemen released more than 200 detainees during the fighting with forces of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh that erupted late last month, reported RIA Novosti a source in the security forces.

«Security forces (Huthis — ed.) freed 78 of those suspected of involvement in the clashes that took place in the capital Sana’a and the governorates of Amran, Yarim and Mahwah,» said the source.

According to him, before that, on Sunday released another 160 persons who had earlier granted Amnesty from the head of the political Council of the rebels.

The source noted that the victims of those collisions, in which Saleh was killed, a total of 240, and 420 were injured.

In Yemen in 2014, the ongoing armed conflict in which one side involved Houthi rebels from the Shiite movement «Ansar Allah», and on the other, government forces and militia loyal to President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi. Power from the air and on the ground, supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthis until recently helped the military loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In late November between the Houthis and Saleh, a conflict broke out which led to the rupture between them and the death of Saleh on 4 December in a shootout with the Houthis.