Iranian officers leading Houthi rebels in Yemen captured

Local militiamen Aden, Yemen said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during ground combat.

By: Reuters | Aden | Published:April 11, 2015 4:16 pm
Aden, Iran, Yemen, Houthi, iran oficers yemen, yemen iran officers, Yemen violence, yemen crisis, WOrld News Local militiamen Aden, Yemen said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during ground combat on April 11, 2015.

Local militiamen in the southern Yemeni city of Aden said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during fighting on Saturday.

Tehran has strongly denied providing any military support for the fighters, whose advances have drawn Saudi-led air strikes.

If confirmed, the presence of the two Iranian officers whom the local militiamen said were from the Revolutionary Guards would deepen tensions between Tehran and Riyadh, who are vying for influence in the Middle East.

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