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Iran-backed Houthis storm schools, recruit Yemeni students by force

Iran-backed Houthis storm schools, recruit Yemeni students by force
Iran-backed Houthi terrorists are storming public schools in terrorist-held areas to recruit students as followers, taking some away by force without telling their families, The National quoted local residents as saying.

It comes after Yemeni news sites published a letter from the Houthi leader, which rules Sanaa and other Houthi-held territories, to the chairman of the terrorist movement's committee, ordering him to begin recruiting male students for military training from all public universities, primary and secondary schools under Houthi control.

The letter did not stipulate the age of the students that should be "recruited" but pro-government forces have in the past arrested Houthi terrorists as young as 10.

"They (the Houthis) started to come to the public schools, especially the secondary schools, to encourage students to stand with them against the enemy," Hamood, a resident of Ibb governorate, said.

"They give them grants and encourage them to register military training."

If the students do not sign up voluntarily "then they start to select the older ones and take them by force to begin a short period of military training before sending them to the battlefronts".

Hamood, who asked to be identified by his first name only, said the Houthis were doing this without informing the students' families of their whereabouts.

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led military coalition has been fighting the Houthi terrorists in the Arab peninsula state of Yemen.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 09 January 2018 02:47 PM