Arab Coalition repatriates Houthi child soldiers to Yemen’s government

Arab Coalition repatriates Houthi child soldiers to Yemen’s government

Alsahwa Net- The Saudi-led Arab Coalition has repatriated seven Houthi child soldiers to the Yemeni government after they were captured in the Saudi border.

Spokesman of the Arab Coalition Turki al-Maliki has stated last year that 102 children, who were recruited by the Houthis, were rehabilitated after being captured in the Saudi border.

The Houthi militias have mandated scores of Houthi clerics to recruit children in Sana’a schools, local sources in Sana’a told Alsahwa Net.

The sources said that the Houthi-appointed Governor of Sana’a Hamoud Obad personally supervise the recruitment and mobilization processes.

Yemeni rights groups have issued reports in which they affirmed that one third of the Houthi fighters are under 18 years.

Meanwhile, a former Houthi leader Ibrahim al-Sahmi, who has lately surrendered himself to the Yemeni army, has admitted that children are thrown to front lines, affirming that they are threatened with murder in case they retreat.

Al-Shami revealed that a number of Houthi leaders came from Saada to fight in Hodeida, noting that all those leaders hide in back lines and their duties are to purge Houthi fighters who retreat from battlefields.



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