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Houthi, Saleh Militias Kill Five Children in Taiz

Houthi, Saleh Militias Kill Five Children in Taiz

Friday, 3 November, 2017 - 08:30
A man with an amputated leg walks on a street in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen, May 18, 2016. (Reuters)

Five children were killed by Houthis and pro-Saleh forces on Thursday, in an attack targeting a residential neighborhood in Yemen’s Taiz governorate.

The German Press Agency (DPA) quoted medical sources as saying that five children were killed and three injured in a shelling by pro-Saleh and Houthi militias.

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations denounced the heinous massacre, stressing in a statement that it is closely monitoring all violations committed by the militias, documenting them and unveiling them to public opinion in the Arab world and the West.

The coalition demanded that the international community, the UN and local and international organizations decry the crimes committed by the insurgents against Yemen’s children and halt the massacres taking place against unarmed civilians under the watchful eyes of everyone.

Such crimes are added to the huge violations committed by the insurgents amid the international community’s silence, knowing that these acts come in contravention of the international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the coalition said.

In Nihm, more than fifty people were killed and dozens injured while many fled to the capital after fierce clashes.

The Yemeni National Army’s progress coincided with intense military operations led by the coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen. 

Battlefield sources saw that the military operations in Nihm bring hope to the YNA and citizens in Sana’a.

Military sources affirmed the national army’s ongoing offensive on insurgent locations stretching over 30 kilometers.

Back in Taiz, YNA continued its operation in the west of the city, while maintaining its presence in the locations it seized in the past three days.

The insurgents on the other hand were desperate to regain control of the locations they had lost in the western front. 

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