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Two Iranian military officials advising Houthi rebels captured from Yemen

ADEN: Militiamen in the Aden claimed that they have captured two Iranian military officials advising Houthi rebels during fighting on Friday evening.

According to reports, Tehran has denied providing military support for Houthi fighters, whose advances have drawn air strikes by a regional coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

If confirmed, the presence of two Iranian officers, who belonged to elite unit of Iran military, would further worsen relations between Tehran and Riyadh.

According to Reuters, in the southern port city’s anti-Houthi militias said the Iranians, identified as a colonel and a captain, were seized in two separate districts that have been rocked by heavy gun battles.

“The initial investigation revealed that they are from the Quds Force and are working as advisors to the Houthi militia,” one of the sources told Reuters.

“They have been put in a safe place and we will turn them over to (the Saudi-led coalition) Decisive Storm to deal with them.”