Local News Political Analysis

Southern Town Besieged Amid Hostage-Taking

Gunmen in Lahj (file photo)

Abdulmalik Alassar, Lahj

Armed gunmen imposed a checkpoint in the al-Milah and 119th  brigade surrounded the town of Al-Saraya in Radfan.

Sources close to National Yemen reported that an armed group of thirteen people have set a road block in al-Milah where they had clashes with brigade forces leading to the death of a soldier and the injury of a citizen of the area.

Sources added that armed group fled to the Al-Saraya district where they took some local residents as human shields.

The 119th Brigade number is still besieging the area.