Houthi militias kidnapped 300 civilians in Yemen's Ibb and burnt their properties.‏

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اليمن العربي

Local sources have revealed that the Houthi militias kidnapped civilians in Ibb province , 180 km southern Sana'a.

According to Alyaman Alaraby sources the militias kidnapped more than 300 people in the town of al-Adeen.

Militias raided the houses and drove out families by force before kidnapping civilians and taking them to an unknown destination. 

Yesterday local sources said that the kidnapped people were all civilians from the villages of al-Mdybah , al-Meydan, Almnadm and Nubia in Hudhaifi , for the fourth day.

According to Alarabiya, the kidnappings are said to be in revenge for the killing of Houthis commander Abu Abdulrahman Al-Alwi .

Local sources said the militias looted a group of houses and continue to surround the village blocking its entrance and exit points. They noted that the rebels asked some mothers to give them gold in exchange for the release of their children. According to them, one woman gave up all her gold to ensure that her toddler son is released.

Recent human rights reports have documented the arrest of about 10,000 people by the Houthi militias sine they entered Sanaa on September 21, 2014.

According to local and international human rights reports, many of the detainees are subjected to torture, beatings, flogging and electrocution, and exposed to frost and ironing with fire, to force them to confess to charges of crimes they did not commit.