Crimes and Violations

Houthi shelling kills a father and his son in Taiz and leaves two children wounded

Republican Yemen

A father and his son were killed and two other children wounded in an indiscriminate shelling launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels on a residential area in the besieged city of Taiz.

According to medical sources, 35-year-old Saheem Al Ameri was killed on Sunday when his house in the Old Airport neighborhood, west of Taiz, was hit by a shell fired by the Houthis.

The attack killed Al Ameri and left three children wounded, his nephew’s leg was amputated and his son died of his wounds today morning.

According to Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani, six children were wounded in two separate Houthi attacks on Taiz.

“Houthi artillery shelling on the house of Sahim Al Amri in the Old Airport neighborhood resulted in [the father’s] death and the injury of his two children, Sami and Amir, whose leg was amputated, and his brother Hashem, and a citizen was wounded by sniper bullets in Al Shaqab area,” he said in a tweet.

Early this month, the UN-led truce between the warring parties expired after holding for six months. Reports say the UN Special Envoy to Yemen is trying to reinstate the truce but his efforts have yielded any progress as the Houthis keep making more demands.

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