Houthi causes the displacement of more than 14 thousand Yemenis to Marib and Al-Jawf

Marib in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration revealed that more than 14 thousand people were forced to flee their areas of residence to the governorates of Marib and Al-Jawf in north-eastern Yemen due to the violence. “At least 12,000 displaced people have fled to Marib, which hosts hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people, which has strained the ability of the local government to respond,” the organization said in a statement.

According to the international organization, more than 3000 people received an “emergency aid group,” noting that each of the 500 families received a one-time emergency cash transfer by the organization. “Many of the displaced families are forced to move to new locations where services are less,” it added.

The organization drew attention to reports that more than 1,250 displaced families left the Al-Khaniq camp (east of Sanaa), where the legitimate government accused the Houthi militia of targeting the camp, which includes approximately 1,500 displaced families, and is located in the Horeb Niham area and is more than 50 km away from confrontations.

The statement quoted a displaced woman who had been staying in the Al-Khanqq camp for four years and then left for Marib. Maliha she said that the citizens are suffering from the bitterness of displacement for the second time.

The organization reported that many of the displaced people reside in the open and are vulnerable to cold weather. She said that safe shelter, essential and hygienic supplies, clean water and safe hygiene are all among the essential needs that must be met for displaced communities.

According to the organization, the newly displaced are spread over several sites and some are temporarily staying with host families, confirming that they are working with local authorities to help provide shelter to the population and obtain basic and life-saving services.

For more than two weeks, the Nahham district and Ma’rib and Al-Jawf governorates have witnessed violent confrontations between government forces and the Houthi militia.

It is noteworthy that the areas that the fighting extended to include camps for internally displaced persons who were forced to face displacement again, but they will not face difficulties in finding displacement places to accommodate them and face harsh conditions in the cold and crowding of the displacement camps in Marib Governorate.

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Gardens of Death report reveals terrifying figures for Houthi

Al-Jouf: The Houthi Militia messing with hospitals

An international human rights organization based blâmer the Houthi militia, for the deaths of 580 victims, including 104 children and 60 women, on whom mines have exploded, followed by other armed groups including extremist organizations responsible for killing 105 people, including 30 children, 7 women, and 68 men.

This was stated in a report issued by the Dutch Human Rights Radar, on mine victims in Yemen under the title “Yemen: Gardens of Death”, which included staggering numbers and terrifying stories about the victims who were exposed to the exploding of these mines with their bodies during the current war in Yemen, which completed its fifth year.

“The armed conflict that Yemen has witnessed since 2014 continues, during which the largest single, anti-vehicle explosive device mines were planted in the modern history of Yemen,” the report said. Of the total victims of disability and injury, the number of civilian victims was 428, while the number of military casualties was173, and of course, Al Houthi Group occupies the first place in the responsibility for the largest number of victims of disability and injury with a number of 457 victims, including 288 men, 113 children, and 56 women.

The report included a number of stories and testimonies of the victims of mines and explosives, and it will surely constitute an important reference for jurists, researchers and those interested in this type of humanitarian crime and its victims, according to what was published by the official Yemeni News Agency. In its recommendations, Human Rights Watch requested that the armed Houthi militia hands over maps of all fields and areas it has planted mines in Yemen over the past years to the Yemeni government and to agencies and programs working in the field of demining in Yemen.

It also called on the Houthis to stop planting mines of all shapes and sizes, to stop making explosive devices and various forms of explosives, and to destroy their stockpiles.

It demanded that the United Nations use its powers to exert international pressure on the Houthi group to stop the cultivation of all kinds of mines, and recommended the United Nations team of prominent experts to continue investigating the issue of planting mines and their impact on Yemenis, in order to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and to compensate the victims and affected. Radar called on Human Rights Watch to arrange the return of the displaced Yemenis, and to secure their areas from the threat of mines, and called on all parties to stop targeting civilians and adhere to the rules of engagement and the law of war, and not to involve civilians in any armed conflict.

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127 tons of UN aid was looted in the Houthi-controlled area

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The UN World Food Program revealed that its warehouses were looted by an armed group in Hajjah Governorate, northwestern Yemen.

In a brief post on its Facebook page, the program said, “An armed group stormed a warehouse affiliated to the World Food Program in Hajjah governorate and took 127.5 tons of food aid.”

The World Food Program “condemned unequivocally” these interventions in its humanitarian operations in Yemen.

In the same context, he stressed “the need to allow the World Food Program to provide the necessary food assistance to the neediest families in accordance with international humanitarian principles.”

The program did not provide any additional details about the armed group that stormed its warehouses and their identities, but the area, where the store is located, is under Houthi control.

The World Food Program has previously accused Houthi militias on more than one occasion of plundering aid to the poor, and in June 2019 described the militia as “stealing food from the mouths of the hungry” after making sure it stole 33% of the aid allocated to the needy supported by the global food.

The UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ursula Muller, has also accused the Houthi militia of looting aid, preventing the implementation of half of humanitarian NGOs’ projects and expelling some of those organizations and United Nations staff without any reason.

Muller pointed to the Houthi militia’s interference in humanitarian operations and its attempts to influence the choice of beneficiaries of this aid and implementing partners, and an attempt to compel humanitarian organizations to work “in conditions that contradict humanitarian principles.”

It also condemned the practices of the Houthi group on the humanitarian side and its impediment to the delivery of humanitarian aid to its beneficiaries on a regular basis.

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756 Houthi militia violations against civilians within a month

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The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms has documented 756 cases of violations committed by the Houthi militia in various Yemeni governorates between December 10, 2019, and January 10, 2020.

The human rights network said in a report on Monday, “The violations that we documented divided between direct killing, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, planting mines, sniping crimes, the explosion of projectiles and mortars, and storming and blowing up residential houses, government, and private buildings and facilities.”

The report added that the field monitoring and documentation team recorded 46 deaths, including 7 women, and 13 children, pointing out that landmines planted by the Houthi militia had caused 17 deaths.

He stated that during the same period, the number of civilian casualties reached 76 civilians, including 16 women, and 19 children, noting that landmines planted by the Houthi militia had injured 27 civilians, including children and women.

He explained that the team documented 8 cases of killing as a result of direct gunfire, 5 cases of killing due to sniping, in addition to 6 cases of killing as a result of indiscriminate shelling of populated neighborhoods, in addition to one case of torture to death, 4 cases of liquidation and field executions, and 3 cases of irreversible killings The shells fired by the Houthi militia are random.

The report indicated that Ibb Governorate topped the list of violations with 13 murders, followed by Al-Dhalea governorate with 7 murders, Al-Jouf Governorate 6 cases, Al-Hodeidah Governorate 6 cases, Taiz Governorate 4 murders, Al-Bayda Governorate and Dhamar with 3 murders in each of them, and the Capital Secretariatwitnessed Two deaths, in addition to another case in Sana’a Governorate, in addition to one case in Saada Governorate.

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A Houthi militia leader kills two brothers and wounds

150 Houthis stormed Al-Ruwaishan'shouse

Local residents said that a leader in the Houthi militia fired two brothers in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and killed them, while their third brother was seriously wounded.

And local news sites reported that the Houthi leader, Ibrahim Al-Zubayri, shot the two brothers, Ibrahim and Rajeh, who were killed instantly, while their third brother was wounded.

The residents explained that the Houthi militia leader, who hails from Harf Sufyan district, in Amran governorate, north of Sanaa, committed the crime because the victims refused to rent him their plots of land.

According to residents, the Zubairian killer not only fired live ammunition at the three brothers, who defended their land; rather, he prevented their rescue and threatened anyone who tried to help them to shoot him.

The photojournalist Nabil Al-Azouri said in a tweet on Twitter, “A Houthi leader from Harf Sufyan in Amran Governorate killed a man, along with his brother, and wounded their third member of the same family.”

Al-Azuri explained that the reason the Houthi leader committed this crime was because of their refusal to lease their floors to him on Al-Nasr Street in Saan. He pointed out that “Ibrahim, his sister’s husband, was killed on his land, and left behind three children.”

The Houthi coup and their control over the state led to the formation of a large financial empire, through which they sought to trade lands and buy them from citizens with imaginary amounts and sometimes by force of arms, taking advantage of the difficult conditions experienced by citizens and salary cuts for the fourth year in a row.

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The death squad leader killed in Naham ! and his group captured

Houthi leader Yahya Muhammad Nasser Fadil, the recruiting official in the Naham front, along with dozens of Houthi militias’ elements

Yemeni military sources reported, on Tuesday  that the so-called “battalion of death” of the Houthi militia was handed over to the National Army after the killing of its leader Jaber al-Muayyad, and the Houthi leader Yahya Muhammad Nasser Fadil, the recruiting official in the Naham front, along with dozens of Houthi militias’ elements.

The sources also confirmed that the remaining elements of the Houthi battalion were handed over to the Yemeni army after confrontations that lasted for more than thirty hours, in the axis of Maymana Nahm, during which the battalion was surrounded and forced to surrender.

This devastating blow came to the Houthi militia in Naham, after the Yemeni army achieved many victories on that front. On Monday evening, the media center of the Yemeni Armed Forces announced in a statement that “the national army managed to liberate a mountain range in the starboard of the Nahham front east of the capital, which was under the control of the Houthi militia, pointing to the army’s continued progress in the midst of desertion and a great collapse in the ranks of the revolutionaries.”

The Center also published a video of some of the battles the Yemeni army is waging against the Houthis in Naham. It is noteworthy that the Yemeni army announced, on Sunday, that it had executed a successful solicitation of militia groups in the Huraib area of ??Nahham Front, during which the coupists had lost more than 13 members, including the commander of the groups called Abu Thabit al-Hashemi, while the rest of them escaped.

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The Yemeni army attacks the Houthi positions east of Sanaa

Houthis militias seem to have internal accounts settlements

The Yemeni army launched a massive attack on sites controlled by the Houthi militia in the Nahham district, east of the capital, Sanaa. With the support of the Legitimacy Support Alliance,

The Media Center of the Yemeni Armed Forces said, in a statement, on Saturday, that the army had launched a large-scale attack on the positions of the Houthi militias along the fronts of the Nahham district (Al-Maymanah – Al-Mayasra- the heart of the Nahham Front).

The statement quoted a military source as saying, “The attack started since the dawn of Friday, and the battles are still going on until now,” stressing that dozens of dead and wounded militia members have fallen to the west of the Daba`a region and to the west of the Bayad mountain range.

The artillery of the National Army and coalition fighters targeted the gatherings and reinforcements of the militias in the Al-Madawir area and the west of the Qutubin junction, as a result of which killed and wounded militia and destroyed two sets and an armored vehicle.

The Yemeni legitimate forces control most of the parts of the Nahham district, the eastern gate of the capital, Sana’a, which exceeds 1841 square kilometers (four times the area of ??the capital, i.e. it is four times larger than the area of ??the capital itself), and its geography is characterized by rugged mountain ranges overlooking directly the capital. Alongside “Naham”, the Directorate of Arhab, the northern gate of the capital (together they make up one third of the entire Sanaa governorate), the governorates of Ma’rib and Al-Jawf (northeast of Sanaa), and the Bani Hushaish District, the first areas of the capital, and with its important strategic location, military observers believe that completing its liberation will be the battle of “Sanaa” The latter against the Houthi militia.

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The Yemeni army controls new locations in the Houthi stronghold

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The Yemeni army forces announced, on Monday, that they had taken control of new sites in the Al-Thabit area of ??the Qataber District in Saada Governorate, the main stronghold of the Houthi militia, in the far north of the country.

The Yemen Falcons Brigade’s commander, Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Tarifi, said that the National Army forces took control of the “Al-Rabba” hill and some other hills overlooking “Wadi Jalal”, which is adjacent to the Al-Thabit market, after the Houthi militia was defeated and dozens of its members were killed and wounded, according to the Yemeni News Agency.

“The battles that took place between the army and the militia using various weapons resulted in the killing of five Houthis, including a field leader named “Abu Ali”, while others fled, leaving a number of light and medium weapons and a lot of ammunition.” Said Brigadier General Al-Tarifi.

He stressed that the liberation process is continuing in the Al-Thabet axis and will proceed at a regular pace until the militia is defeated, starting from its stronghold in Saada Governorate and reaching the rest of the Yemeni provinces under the authority of the Iranian-backed terrorist group. The Yemeni army, supported by the coalition forces, is engaged in extensive military operations in more than 8 combat axes in the Houthi stronghold of the districts of Saada Governorate.

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Houthi shelling and sniping in Hodeidah

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In continued violation of the United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah, western Yemen, since December 2018, Houthi militia launched, during the past hours, a violent bombing of the joint forces’ positions near the UN observation points in the city of Hodeidah.
Military sources said that the revolutionaries targeted the joint forces positions based in the Clio 16 area east of Hodeidah, and other sites near the Red Sea mills, which are located within the framework of the third control point.
It also stated that “the militia carried out sniping operations on the joint forces’ positions near the 22nd of May Hospital in Al-Khamseen Street, which are located within the framework of the first observation point.”
Earlier, the Houthis launched a violent artillery bombardment on the government forces’ positions east of the Al-Duraimi district south of Hodeidah, using 120 mortar rounds.
A Yemeni government official had confirmed on Saturday that the Houthi militia had raided the headquarters of the International Red Cross in the province of Hodeidah.

“The Houthis raided the Red Cross organization in Hodeidah and expelled its employees,” stressing that this is not the first time that the militia has carried out this condemned act, he said in a brief tweet on his Twitter account.

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More than 10,000 Houthi violations of civilian rights in Al-Dhalea

Yemen Crises : The Houthis Official media published the death of Houthi militia leader died

Yemeni human rights network monitored 10 thousand and 509 human rights violations in Al-Dali ‘governorate (south of the country), committed by the Houthi militias, during the period from August 8th, 2015 to December 10th 2019.

 The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms (a non-governmental organization) revealed, in a report released on Monday, that its field team documented 453 killings of civilians during the same period, including 23 women and 17 children, in a number of districts in Al-Dali ‘governorate.

 It also documented 1624 cases of wounded civilians, including 62 children and 42 women, in addition to monitoring 1032 cases of arbitrary detention of civilians, and 25 cases of torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

According to the report, the field team, 2015, detected a violation of the right to private property, including 27 cases of house bombings, 312 incursions and searches, 202 cases of intrusion and looting, 548 cases of partial destruction, and 148 cases of bombing that resulted in total destruction, in addition to detonating 3 public bridges And 216 cases of looting of civilian property. 

The field monitoring team documented 4,800 families who had been forcibly displaced, 9 closings of educational schools, as well as 200 children recruited and taken to the frontlines, in addition to converting the Houthi militia two schools into military barracks.

For rights and freedoms, 13 cases of violations, including two cases of occupation of the Dar al-Qur’an and legal sciences in Damm, turned it into a prison and a military barrack for the militias, in addition to the occupation of the Afra house for girls, 5 cases of detention of preachers, and 6 cases of imposing imams and preachers from members of the Houthi militia. 

The team also monitored 9 military checkpoints that were created by the Houthi militia at all the entrances and exits of the districts of Dammat, Cheben, and Qataba in Al-Dali ‘governorate.

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