Yemeni minister: Houthis killed 100 people in Hajoor

Amman (Debriefer)
2019-03-13 | Since 2 Month

Mo'ammar al-Eryani

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Houthis have killed 100 people in recent events seen by Hajoor tribal areas, most of them women and children, said information minister in the official government on Wednesday, according initial statistics.

The Iranian-backed Houthi group has launched "barbarian campaign on civilians" of Hajoor in the northwestern governorate of Hajjah, Minister Mo'ammar al-Eryani added at press conference in Amman.

Houthi acts "amount to genocide crimes against Yemenis, with militias using all types of heavy weapons, including ballistic missiles, to target villages and houses."

Eryani said the rebels had tightened siege on Hajoor districts for two months, imposing blackout as to fatalities and losses they have left and denying population access to medicines, food and drinking water, causing a real humanitarian catastrophe.

Hadi minister criticized "international silence at crimes committed by Houthi militias acting under Iran's command and implementing its agenda, with no independent decision, and refusing to belong to Yemen and Yemenis' interests."

Hajoor areas had lived more than 50 days of warfare pitting tribesmen against Houthi heavily armed troops that eventually took control over tribal districts after hundreds of civilians and fighters had been killed.

Last Thursday, Houthi group stated that its forces had secured al-Abeesah and neighboring areas in Cosher District, in the northwestern governorate of Hajjah bordering Saudi Arabia, from "ravaging outlaws connected to aggression".

Eryani told reporters that his legitimate government had made all possible concessions to prove goodwill and reach peace in Yemen, accusing the rebels of being "unwilling to make any peace and rejecting to apply UN-brokered agreements."

Houthis have abducted and tortured journalists and political activists, and detained mothers and relatives of abductees, Eryani claimed.

The internationally recognized government is prepared to show for world agencies its jails where "the inmates are but those captured while fighting official forces and abusing citizens at battlefields ... Houthi militias would neither open their public and secret prisons nor abide by any pact, as they believe in arms but not in peace."

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Houthis had ousted the Saudi-backed government of Hadi late in 2014, triggering the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection.

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