Al Houthi militia bombed a residential area in the city of Taiz, southwest of Yemen, with artillery shells, killing a child and wounding 3 others.
The Yemeni government considered the Houthi attack a “war crime”, calling on the international community, the United Nations and its special envoy to Yemen to intervene to stop the crimes and violations committed by terrorist militias on a daily basis against civilians, children and women in the city of Taiz.
Activists circulated moving pictures of the victims, as a child appeared stamping a farewell kiss on his young brother’s forehead while he was in the coffin of death.
A UN condemnation of the Houthi attack on a residential neighborhood in Taiz
The Taiz Center for Human Rights condemned the crime, and considered the targeting as part of deliberate attacks against known residential neighborhoods, pointing out that this was “war crimes the Houthis used to attack.”
The Center for Human Rights indicated in a statement that the artillery attack took place at an intended timing, as the shell was fired at a time when children were used to gathering and playing in the neighborhood across from the lines of fire.
Houthi reinforcements of the Hodeidah fire lines … an escalation of the truce
The statement called on the international community to play its role towards the continuation of the series of killing and siege of the city of Taiz, and to stop the escalation of the Houthi militia from its bombing of various civilian facilities and objects in various Yemeni governorates.
The Houthi militia has imposed a strict siege on the city of Taiz for 6 years, and continues to target civilians with their sniper fire and indiscriminate shelling of residential neighborhoods, causing the death and injury of thousands of civilians.
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