Yemen's Information Minister Describes Houthi Militia Recruiting Process of Children in Yemen as Unprecedented Genocide

Tuesday 1442/9/8 - 2021/04/20
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Aden, Apr. 20 2021, SPA -- Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muammar Al-Eryani strongly lashed out at the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia for recruiting thousands of children, filling their innocent minds with extremist terrorist ideology and throwing them into various fronts of fighting, describing the behavior as unprecedented crime amid world community unjustified silence.
In a statement to the state-run Yemeni News Agency (Saba), Al-Eryani said that estimates published by specialized organizations indicate that the terrorist Houthi militia has, since its coup against the state, managed to recruit tens of thousands of children, snatch them intimidated from their homes and classrooms from various areas falling under its control, and force them in the crematorium, ending up between death, falling as prisoner of war, or getting permanently disabled.
Al-Eryani warned that the terrorist Houthi militia would increase the pace of recruitment of children in the areas under its control, following the severe losses they suffered in manpower after throwing thousands of its members in suicide attacks, citing the Houthi recent and continuous escalation in various fronts of the Yemeni governorate of Ma'rib.
He called on the international community, the United Nations, UN and US envoys to Yemen, human rights and child protection organizations to take responsible positions regarding the genocide crimes committed by the Houthi terrorist militia against children in Yemen, and mount enough pressure on the Houthis to immediately stop their recruitment of children and using them in hostilities.
--SPA
03:24 LOCAL TIME 00:24 GMT
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