Hours after the third extension of the UN-brokered cease-fire, Yemen’s minister of communication denounced the Houthi use of snipers to target civilians in shootings that resulted in the death of a child.
After snipers fatally shot a kid and a citizen residing in various districts of Taiz, Muammar Al-Eryani accused the militia supported by Iran of purposefully targeting civilians in a series of tweets.
“The Houthi’s escalation of crimes and deliberate killing of children in besieged Taiz hours after the extension of the UN-brokered truce reflect the militia’s malice against the province, disdain for the lives of Yemenis, and indifference to the international community’s efforts to calm the situation,” said Al-Eryani.
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The minister called on all nations to vehemently denounce the militia’s “heinous crimes” and bring those accountable before the International Criminal Court.
Prior to the truce extension, 306 Houthi violations were documented in Yemen, resulting in the deaths of four soldiers and the injuries of 16 others.
The violations varied from building military facilities, excavating trenches, and employing artillery and drones on several fronts to target army and opposition positions with artillery, snipers, and booby-trapped drones.