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Coalition of Humanitarian Relief in Taiz: 893 Casualties in November

A man walks past a house destroyed during recent fighting between pro-government fighters and Houthi fighters in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub - RTSTDZM
Written by NY Staff

Taiz-The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief in Taiz has revealed in a report that Houthis and Saleh militias continue to commit more violations in the city, killing and displacing civilians from their houses and villages.

According to the report, there were 893 casualties in November – 172 of them were killed while 721, including men, women and children, were wounded.

“Sixty five houses, facilities, shops, schools, mosques, government buildings and public services were bombed over the past month (November) in addition to around 40 houses that were totally and partially damaged in different neighborhoods of the city by indiscriminate shelling,” added the report.

“Seven educational facilities and students also were targeted by shelling while one mosque was bombed and another two were shelled”, the report of the coalition mentioned.

At least “752 families were displaced due to battles and shelling—the displaced families found no shelter but some schools and other families hosted them in Taiz and other provinces,” it added.

The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief in Taiz warned of “starvation that might lead to a prominent humanitarian disaster in Taiz especially that public employees are not being paid their salaries.”

In the same context, Staff Brigadier General Abdulrahman al-Shamsani said that the Yemeni army is fully ready to defend Taiz and liberate Yemen of militias. He added that the army is defending the nation.

The Staff Brigadier General called on the deceived individuals to get back to the right track and the pro-militias armed forces to join the national army forces and take the honor of purging the country of militias.

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