Crimes and Violations

Houthi mines killed 842, wounded 1486 others in Taiz

Republican Yemen

Yemeni Observatory for Documenting Mines Victims in Yemen said it has documented 842 civilian deaths and 1486 injuries due to mines laid by the Iran-aligned Houthi insurgents in the five-year besieged city of Taiz.

According to the Yemeni observatory, Houthi-laid landmines and explosive devices have killed 189 children and 196 women and left 373 children and 302 women wounded since late 2014 in Taiz city, Yemen’s third-largest city.

Reports indicate that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have laid over 1.1 million mines in large swaths of Yemen since 2015 when they stormed Sana’a and staged a coup against the internationally recognized government.

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