Abdullah Kabil, a reporter for Yemen Youth TV and Belqees TV, and Yousef Alaizry, a Suhail TV reporter, were killed on May 21, 2015 in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike while being held hostage by Houthi rebels in Dhamar, a province south of the country’s capital Sanaa. The journalists reportedly were kidnapped after returning from covering a meeting of tribes opposed to the Houthis and were being held in a seismic monitoring centre. Some reports indicated that the building had previously been targeted for attack and suggested that the Houthi rebels were holding the journalists as human shields. Rebels reportedly denied the allegation, accusing the Saudi-led coalition of failing to distinguish between civilian and military target.