Crimes and Violations

Taiz: 8 residents killed in Houthi indiscriminate shelling on residential areas, including MSF

Republican Yemen

As many as eight residents were killed, including a child and a woman, on Friday as a result of random shells launched by the Iran-Houthi rebels that targeted densely populated areas as well as Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in the near five-year besieged city of Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city.

In Al Zahra area, located in the eastern part of Taiz, a shell launched by Houthis hit a car, killing three people who were inside the car.

The car on which three people were killed due to a Houthi shell.

According to local sources, the casualties were Ghamdan Gamel, his son and his friend, Mohammed Shaif.

An hour later, the militia continued targeting Al Zahra area with mortar shells that resulted in the killing of three more residents: Waseem Muktar, Mohanad Ali and Manaf Althubhani.

Al Zahra was not the only area to be targeted by the rebels as they launched indiscriminate shelling at different places.

Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, Organization condemned the targeting of Al Thawra Hospital, where the organization is based.

“Last night’s incident in #Taiz City is another example of the blatant disregard armed actors have for the protected status of hospitals. Hospitals must remain safe spaces for patients and for medical staff,” MSF said on Twitter.

The organization avoided naming the responsible party for the shelling.

In Haifan district, north of Taiz, a woman and a kid were killed and another three wounded when a mortar shell hit a house in Al Hajma village.

Tiaz on which Houthis imposed a deadly siege is the most Yemeni city that suffers from Houthis atrocities where thousands of civilians have fallen victim to their heinous crimes.

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