Yemeni Information Minister Says Houthi militia aims to recruit kids
The Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Eryani, revealed that the Houthi militias have adopted forced recruitment of civilians in Sanaa and the rest of the areas under their control.
He said that the Houthi militia demanded, in the circular, the provision of armed men to the fighting fronts, to mobilize citizens and force them to engage in military training courses, as it obligated every sane person to provide five people and strive to achieve this goal, in a clear indication of the difficulty that the militias face in the process of mobilization.
The courses organized by the militias, according to the circular, included three axes of a combative and military nature. The “quality, private, and military” aspects included the recruitment of even children, and the militias did not exclude children from the mobilization process.
They carried out wide recruitments for children from schools, mosques, neighborhoods and followed them to educational courses Before being pushed to the fronts, about two thousand children recruited by the Houthi militia were killed during the period between January 2020 and May 2021, according to the latest report issued by the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen.
Al-Eryani added: “This approach confirms the militias’ continuation of the political and military escalation approach and rejects all calls for calm in implementation of Iranian dictates.
In a related context, the National Army forces liberated several strategic sites overlooking the line linking the governorates of Taiz and Hodeidah, with direct support from the coalition aircraft to support legitimacy.