Yemen: 4 civilians killed by Houthi mines

May 25, 2019

Four civilians were killed in a mine explosion left by the pro-Iranian Houthi militia in al-Mukha district west of Taiz province on Friday.

According to local sources, four civilians on a motorbike detonated a mine in a farm in Dar al-Shuja’a area, killing all of them.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand with the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias by targeting vital areas inhabited by ballistic missiles and aircraft flying over the cities of the Kingdom, a flagrant violation of international and
humanitarian law and Security Council resolutions.

This came in a Saudi speech at the UN Security Council at a session on “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”, which was delivered by Acting Charge d’affaires of the Kingdom to the United Nations. Khalid Manzlawi, at the Council’s headquarters in New York.

On the other hand, the forces of the Yemeni National Army took control of new positions in the Directorate of the province of Saada province, northern Yemen, after fighting with the rebels Houthis.

Military sources said that the army took control of the mountains of Cairo and surrounding highlands, and tighten the siege on the Huthi rebels in the mountain “KANASSEEN”.

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