Yemeni "legitimate" army announces arms shipment seizure in Taiz on way to be smuggled to Houthis

Taiz (Debriefer)
2019-04-10 | Since 3 Month

Smuggled Weapons

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

The Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, said on Tuesday it had seized an arms shipment in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz on the way to be smuggled into the Houthis group (Ansar Allah).

The wibsite of the army loyal to the "legitimate" government posted that the check point of the 35th Armoured Brigade on the road between the directorates of Al-Mawasit and al-Dimna seized a truck carrying large quantities of weapons and ammunition was on its way to the positions of Houthis in the Directorate of al-Dimna southeast of Taiz. 

It added the shipment included "large quantities of RPGs and boxes of various sizes of ammunition, light and medium machine guns and various other weapons, which were stored creatively in the truck."

It confirmed that the arms shipment was confiscated and the driver of the truck was detained.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.

It has lefttens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced, triggering what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.

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