The Al-Houthi Movement announced: “The Saudi Arabian army was defeated in Yemen. After a number of Saudi Arabian soldiers were taken captive and the war-booty that was left was retrieved, they returned to their country.”
Muhammad Abdul-Salam, the speaker of this movement, said in a telephone interview with Al-Jazeera: “We will conduct interviews with these captives and give them to the media. We will treat them respectfully.” He did not mention the number of captives.
An independent news agency stated that 6 soldiers were captured as well as one information agent. Neither the Saudi Arabian government nor the Al-Houthi Movement confirmed the numbers.