Houthi militia commits 389 violations against civilians in the past month

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September Net

The Iran-backed Houthi militia committed 389 violations that led to the death of 70 civilians across Yemen last month, a local rights group said.

The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedom along with 13 local and international organization said that thousands of land mines planted by the Houthi militia killed 19 civilians while heavy artillery fire killed 51 others across Yemen last month.

It added that its field teams had documented the abduction of 82 civilians, including four women, and the forcible disappearance of 24 Houthi opponents. The Houthi rebels also committed 152 violations against peoples’ properties such as raiding and torching the houses of their opponents since early last month.

Rights groups have said that the Houthi rebels have almost emptied the capital Sana’a and other areas under their control from opponents since seizing power in late 2014.

Thousands of Houthi-laid mines have claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians and injured thousands.


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