Houthi militants react as they gather next to a tank after the death of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen December 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
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Yemeni rebels who seized full control of the capital Sanaa over the past week have detained more than 40 media staff, press watchdogs said Wednesday, demanding their immediate release.The rebels overran the television's Sanaa offices on Saturday after attacking it with rocket-propelled grenades and wounding three guards, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said.Saleh, who ruled Yemen for three decades, had joined forces with the Houthis in 2014 when they took control of large parts of the country, including the capital.But that alliance unraveled over the past week as the former leader reached out to the Saudi-led coalition that has waged an air campaign against the Houthis since March 2015 .
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