Houthis plundering UN relief supplies

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Saudi Gazette report

Aden — Iranian-backed Houthi militias are looting humanitarian aid to Yemen sent by UN relief agencies.

Yemeni Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani said the government has received confirmed information from Sanaa and areas controlled by the militias that the heads of neighborhoods are being forced to approve lists to benefit Houthi followers and the families of victims and the injured recruited by them.

The Houthi militias have also established fake institutions and associations to receive humanitarian aid and sell it in local market.

Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and chairman of Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen Abdul Raqeeb Fateh strongly condemned the continued seizure by Houthis of relief aid and medical supplies for renal failure patients in Ibb governorate. He said the militias intervened in relief and humanitarian work, manipulating the names of those entitled to relief aid, using relief aid for war efforts and selling them on the black market.

Abdul Raqeeb said in a statement broadcast by the official Yemeni news agency that these criminal acts are in violation of international laws. He called on UN organizations to break their silence on these activities.

Meanwhile, Yemeni national army has made a new progress against Houthi militias in Saada province.

Brig. Gen. Yasser Al-Harthi, commander of the 102nd Brigade, said the forces recaptured large parts of Wadi Al-Thuaban, Yafia Al-Souqra mountain ranges, Tabab Yazhar and parts of Al-Hadeed mountains during a military operation at the start of Ramadan.

Saudi forces destroy missile over Jazan

The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias from Yemen’s Saada governorate targeting the city of Jazan, spokesman of the Coalition Forces Col. Turki Al-Malki said on Monday


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