One of the elements of Saudi-led coalition rapes a girl after the assault
Local sources in the al-Tahita Directorate in Hodeidah province reported a heinous crime committed by one of the paid fighters of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, in the rape of one of the girls after the attack.
According to the YemenExtra, a soldier in the ranks of the coalition called Ahmed Jamil al-Mahmari, from the province of Aden, attacked and raped Munira Qasim, director of the Tahita.
The source said that a number of recruits had threatened the girl’s father to be killed if he tried to spread the news, and was threatened the girl and a number of citizens of kidnapping and imprisonment if they tried to convey the news and work to conceal the fear of the reaction of the people of the region.
It should be noted that this rape is the fourth carried out by gunmen following the coalition in Hodeidah.
The US-Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on Hudaydah on 12 June in the largest battle of the war that the United Nations fears risks triggering a famine in Yemen where an estimated 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. Recently, It has been paused for peace talks, but no deal has been struck leaving Yemenis pessimistic over a viable political process.
Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi(Ansarallah) movement, which is the main force that faces the coallition, said on a TV speech ,” The decision of invading the Yemeni ,western coast, has been taken and adopted by the United States of America,noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen’s freedom,” stressing that it was the people of Yemen’s right to defend their country.
The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key shipping lanes for crude oil and allows crude exports into the European market.
The United Nations said more than 350,000 people have been displaced from the strategic Red Sea port town of Hudaydah in western Yemen since June.Deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said during a press conference on Monday that violent clashes have erupted in the city over the past few days, especially in the Ad Durayhimi district.He added that emergency humanitarian assistance has already been provided to more than 90 per cent of those displaced.