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Over 100 violations committed by Houthis in Yemen's Taiz - report


A human rights report has said 135 violations were committed by the Houthi militias in Taiz, southwest of Yemen, during January.

The report, issued by the Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC), said its team documented the murder of 23 civilians, including two women, who were killed by snipers.

Sixty-eight other civilians, including a woman and two children, were killed by explosives and landmines, planted by the militias, the report added. Four others, including two women and a child, were killed due to missiles fired by the militias against residential villages. Another civilian was killed as he was tortured in a prison, while a child was killed by gunfire.

The report also indicated the forcible displacement of tens of families, either under the threat of weapons or due to the ongoing shelling.

Brutal crimes committed by the Houthis have been ongoing in Taiz, which has been besieged for three years by the Iran-backed militias.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 12 February 2019 10:28 AM