Iraqi Shiites threaten to send combatants, defense Yemen

Baghdad (Debriefer)
2018-11-10 | Since 1 Month

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A representative from Sadiqoun (or honest) block in the Iraqi Parliament on Saturday threatened to form youth troops to defense Yemen against Saudi Arabia, if "the Riyadh-led coalition continued in killing children".

Iraqi media reported the MP Odai Oad, a member of 'Ahlul Haq Groups', as disclosing "moves by Iraqi lawmakers to call on international courts to take legal actions against states that committed crimes against humanity in Yemen," where the Saudi-led coalition is raging a war against the Iran-backed Houthis.

Mr. Oad urged "international organizations to denounce, use every means and ask through international courts to stop and hold coalition's states accountable" for "killing innocents, particularly children, in Yemen."

He accused Saudi Arabia of committing crimes against Yemeni children.

"If need be," he added "teams could be formed of voluntary young men to defense civilians, children in particular, in Yemen.'

The Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country on 26 March 2015 to reinstall Hadi.

The conflict has left nearly 16,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured, 3 million displaced and made other thousands to flee the country.

Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, as more than 22 million people (more than two thirds of the population) are in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.

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