By Ashwaq Arrabyee
A total of 30 Somalis were arrested in different places in Sa'ada, defense ministry said Sunday.
The 30 Somalis arrested in Al Boq'e area were accused of fighting with Al Houthi rebels against the government troops the ministry said in a statement.
The rebels are recruiting Somali refugees in Ras AlAra in Laj Province and then send them to Saada to fight beside the rebels, the statement added.
Earlier, about 26 Somalis were arrested while fighting with Al Houthi rebels against the government troops and were sent to the central prison in the capital Sana'a, where they will be referred to the prosecution on charges of participating in an armed gang for fighting with Al Houthi rebels.
Meanwhile, the troops destroyed the rebels' hideouts and cars laden with weapons in Dhahyan, Bani Moath and Al Mahariq, north west of Sa'ada city, the military statement said.
A number of rebels were killed and some others were injured while trying to infiltrate to Al Makash area, west of Sa'ada city, the statement added.