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Yemen.. Houthi militias continue to escalate on the southern Marib fronts


The Yemeni government said that it will not stand idly by in front of the terrorist Houthi militia’s escalation in southern Ma’rib, and its targeting of the convoy of the governor of Taiz, Nabil Shamsan, in the Al-Kadha area, with marches, which led to the death of two soldiers and the wounding of three others.

The government affirmed that the Houthi militia’s targeting of the convoy of the governor of Taiz, in conjunction with UN and international moves aimed at reaching a political solution to the crisis, gives a clear indication of its explicit rejection of peace efforts.

According to the official Saba agency, the Yemeni government, the international community and the Security Council held full responsibility for their silence and continued condoning of these groups that violate human rights and commit the most heinous crimes against Yemenis.

For its part, the Yemeni Parliament renewed its call to the international community to include the Houthi militia on the terrorist lists, against the background of its targeting of the Taiz governorate convoy.

The branches of the political forces in Taiz governorate condemned the targeting of the Houthi militia, the convoy of the governor of Taiz, Nabil Shamsan, on Al-Kadha Al-Bireen Road, and say that the way to stop the arrogance of the Houthi militia and its sustainable terrorism and impose a just peace option is to mobilize the forces of the national republican project.

On the southern Marib fronts, the militias continued their terrorist attacks against the positions of the Giants forces and the Shabwa Defense Forces, on the outskirts of the Harib district of the Marib governorate, and towards the Markha Al-Alia district in Shabwa.

And field sources confirmed that the forces were able to repel an attack by militia members towards Aqabat al-Khushayba, west of Markha, and suffered heavy losses in equipment and lives, as well as incurring heavy losses when its members tried to infiltrate the forces’ positions in the west of the Harib district, south of Ma’rib.

In Taiz, the militia bombed the Al-Mofach neighborhood in the Asifra district, north of the city of Taiz, which led to the destruction of a house and the injury of two civilians.
Yemeni political sources confirmed that the Houthi militia rejects the peace process and is working to reduce the efforts of the international community to find a political solution to the Yemeni crisis.

The escalation of militias on the Marib and Shabwa fronts prompted international mediators to renew calls to accelerate the declaration of a new armistice agreement, in accordance with the consultations of the Sultanate of Oman.

The Houthi escalation also coincides with the growing state of popular rejection and discontent with the Houthi militia, one of which was evident in Ibb Governorate during the funeral of activist Hamdi al-Mukhal.

The state of rejection was evident through the lackluster participation in the marches that the militias called for today in the areas under their control, as the population refrained from participating in them with the intensity that the Houthi militia had expected.

On the other hand, the international organization “Save the Children” said that eight years of war in Yemen had killed and injured 11,000 Yemeni children, and added in a brief statement on Twitter: “The war has pushed 2.7 million children out of school,” and “it also caused 2.2 million people suffer from malnutrition, and 11.1 million people need assistance.