The spokesman for the armed forces, Brigadier General Abdo Majali, said that the massacres of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia reveal its terrorism, bloodliness and criminality, and that the issue of classifying it as a terrorist group will be a legal description to pave the way for its trial and the trial of its supporters in Iran.
In a statement to the army website “SepNet”, he pointed out that the recent massacres of the militia in Taiz and Hodeidah are continuing in systematic crime, and it is imperative to move at all levels to stop them at their limit, and the United Nations and concerned organizations must act accordingly.
Brigadier General Majali stated that the artillery, missiles and other heavy weapons that the militia targeted civilian homes in the governorates of Taiz and Hodeidah, inflicting the victims, most of them children and women. Yemenis, and from the capital, Sanaa.
He pointed out that the militia’s continuing criminality is a blatant challenge to international laws, and that it will continue to do so, if not deterred, and the situation must save civilians from its oppression, and it is the responsibility of the United Nations that sponsors peace negotiations with it, although everyone knows that it will continue its violations Booby-trapped aircraft run on cities, send missiles, and mine roads and pastures, which witness almost daily casualties.
He stressed that all these terrorist attacks targeting the city of Taiz and the directorates south of Hodeidah with artillery shells and tanks, and the deliberate targeting of Marib and the displacement camps in it, violates international humanitarian law and its customary rules and amounts to war crimes.
Majali called for the militia to be held accountable and for those planning and executing its terrorist operations to be held accountable, as they are hostile acts that require intervention, and all international covenants have guaranteed the protection of civilians and the punishment of those who target them.