Al-Jazeera says journalist likely kidnapped in Yemen

The city of Taez is under the control of Yemen's internationally recognised government, but it has been besieged by Iran-backed rebels for monthsPan-Arab television network Al-Jazeera said on Thursday that one of its journalists had gone missing in the battleground Yemeni city of Taez and that it suspects he was kidnapped. The Doha-based channel said it had not been able to contact Hamdi al-Bokari since Monday night, when the correspondent was covering fighting between loyalist and rebel forces in the central city. Al-Jazeera Media Network director general Mostefa Souag called for Bokari’s immediate release, saying it was the kidnappers’ responsibility to ensure his safety.

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