Houthis incurred 2917 casualties in Taiz last year, says HRITC

Houthis incurred 2917 casualties in Taiz last year, says HRITC

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) said toll of civilian casualties the Houthis incurred in Taiz province in 2017 amounts to 2917 persons.

The NGO, headquartered in Taiz, said in a statement it issued this week that 929 civilians were killed. Among them were 134 children and 55 women. The injured amounted to 1988 persons including 156 children and 58 women.

The Shiite Islamist rebels' used modus operandi is oriented toward collective punishment ;  indiscriminate bombardments, sniper shooting of pedestrians, and planting of landmines and bombs.

The NGO said the militia abducted 155 persons and forced 40 others into disappearance. It tortured to death five of those 40.

 

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