Organization says the Houthis kidnapped 469 children and pushed them into combat

Organization says the Houthis kidnapped 469 children and pushed them into combat


The militants of the al-Houthi group abducted 469 children and pushed them into combat against government forces, using hundreds of them as human shields, making them vulnerable to the attacks of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, a human rights organization said.

This came in a report by the Human rights organization "Rights Radar ", based in the Netherlands.

The armed conflict in Yemen has resulted in the killing and wounding of more than 6,700 children, most whom were targeted by shelling and direct sniping or by detonating mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or killed on the fronts of combat or missile bombardment, the organization said.

It carried three parties, the Houthis and the coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia, and Yemeni government forces.

The report based its content and information on field monitors as well as on official sources, foremost among which are international organizations concerned with children's issues.


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