Houthi Missiles Hit 4 Displaced Kids in Yemen's Jouf Province

Published April 29th, 2018 - 09:21 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

Houthi militias targeted on Friday four displaced children in al-Ghail village in Yemen’s northern Jouf province. 

Village residents said injuries sustained by the children were serious. Sources added that the children (three of them belonging to the same family) were playing nearby their homes before being targeted by Houthi missiles.

The children are Maher Hamid al-Rida'i, his brothers Shaher and Ramzi, and Najib Mohammed al-Husseini.

A Jouf NGO condemned the attack in a statement, labeling it a “heinous crime committed by Houthi militias.”

Jouf Organization for Rights, Freedoms and Human Rights considered atrocities carried out by Houthis a “crime against humanity, a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and a blatant violation of international and national laws and treaties.”

“This calls on all local and international human rights organizations and all concerned parties to stand firmly, exacting effective accountability and taking legal action against Houthi crimes in national and international courts,” the rights body added.

The organization also urged the Iran-backed militias to “respect human rights, abide by humanitarian laws and moral principles, and spare civilians inhuman and barbaric acts.”

It pleaded with the international community, human rights organizations and all concerned bodies to pressure coup militias into halting such crimes and violations. 

On the other hand, pro-government forces north of Sa'ada, a Houthi stronghold, announced securing full control over a number of strategic positions.

In the framework of his field visit, Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar held a meeting with security and military leaders of the Shabwa governorate in the presence of Governor Ali al-Harthy.

Ahmar praised victories achieved by National Army troops backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.

“It is time now to make the best use of the Arab Coalition's support to extend state authority and maintain security in preparation for Yemen's transformation into a six-region federal state,” he said.

He also stressed the need for maximum security preparedness in terms of military and intelligence capabilities to combat smuggling and terrorism, and to fulfill the citizen needs and protect them along with public and private facilities.


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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