Al-Houthi's ongoing aggression, killed and injured 233 citizens in Hajur

Al-Houthi's ongoing aggression, killed and injured 233 citizens in Hajur Displaced in a school because of the war in Koshar directorate


According to human rights groups, Houthi militia attacks on the tribal areas in Koshar district of Hajjah province left until the end of February, 52 of them dead, including two children, three women and the elderly.

The coalition of organizations in the province of Hajjah said in a human rights report-obtained by Al-Masdar online -that (181) citizens were injured by the indiscriminate and continuous shelling of the Houthi militias in the areas of Hajur, and among the injured women and children.

The report noted the occupation of (765) houses by militias, the bombing and shelling of (1770) house, some of which were completely destroyed, and the bombing of one mosque and a school in Koshar Directorate.

For nearly eight weeks, Houthi militias have been waging intensive attacks on tribal areas in Koshar district , shelling citizens ' homes with heavy artillery and short-range rockets.

Tribes have been able to resist the Houthis ' attacks, but intensifying shelling and attacks from several axes has enabled the militias to control important sites in the Al-Obaisa area since yesterday, as Al-Masdar online correspondent reported.

According to the human rights organizations, more than 20,000 students have been deprived of education, 2,500 citizens have ceased to work and trade, and 272 farms have been destroyed by shelling and the blockade imposed on the region for months.

The report drew attention to the mass displacement of people to areas of the same directorate, or the neighboring directorates, the displaced families reached (2200) families.

Human rights groups have warned of a major humanitarian catastrophe, horrific abuses and the region's transformation into scorched earth if the Houthi militia aggression continues.

The organizations called on the Security Council, human Rights, the Red Cross and relief organizations to intervene in halting and condemning Houthis aggression and to conduct emergency relief convoys to rescue the residents of the area and declare it a disaster area.

The organizations criticized the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and asked him to leave his silence and review his policy towards the crimes and violations committed  by Houthis in the region which amounting to war crimes and genocide.

The Houthis have been imposing a blockade on the Hajure tribes for several months, and 14 newly-created checkpoints preventing from entering food, medicine and water for the people of the area, and militias are also carrying out continuous arrests of those who are from the areas of Hajur in Sanaa and other provinces.

On February 23, the general Staff of the National Army moved eight military battalions, three from the first military region and two from the third, and one battalion from each of Al-Mahrah, al-Ghaidhah and the sixth and seventh regions.

The military order ordered the battalions to move to and from Al-Wadi’ah  to the Fifth military zone, to remove the siege of Hajur within 72 hours, according to presidential directives.

The governor of Hajjah Abdel Karim al-Sunnaini announced last Saturday the arrival of the  battalions tasked with supporting the forces of the fifth region to break the siege of the Hajur tribes, stressing in a press statement, that the movement of the legitimate forces to break the siege will be soon, without specifying the date of the operation.

While Houthi militias are intensifying their attacks and violent shelling of tribal areas, the coalition has carried out aerial landings of military equipment, ammunition, medical and food supplies, and has carried out air strikes on mechanisms and reinforcements for the Houthis.

According to observers, the slow pace of legitimacy and the coalition in moving the military forces to break the siege of the Hajur tribes will exacerbate the humanitarian situation in the region and increase the civilian casualties caused by the ongoing Houthi shelling, and contribute if the military intervention is delayed further, the fall of the region and its entire people under the control of Houthis.


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