Southern Yemen burns , while the Saudi-led coalition escalates its clashes
The UAE , Saudi Arabia’s, paid fighters have continued to commit violations against citizens and Islah party’s supporters since they retook control over Aden city and others.
In a statement, the UAE’s Foreign Ministry said it had carried out air raids against “terrorist militias” threatening the Riyadh-led coalition “based on confirmed field intelligence.”
The UAE-backed “security belt” paid fighters on Wednesday continued raids citizens” homes and arrests against and security, military leaders loyal to Saudi-baked exiled Hadis’ forces in Yemen’s southern provinces , Aden Lahj and Abyan.
Paid fighters of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council raided the home of Sheikh Hani al-Yazidi, director-general of Boriqa district of Hadi’s government.A military patrol crew of the transitional council’s paid fighters raided the house, which al-Yazidi and his family had left in the past days, inspecting the house after storming it and looting its contents.
Notably, Saudi military reinforcements arrived at Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah.
The reinforcements, including tanks, troop carriers and Katyusha rockets, came to back the Saudi-backed Hadi’s forces and Islah party (Muslim Brotherhood)’s paid fighters at Ataq city.
Unidentified gunmen on the same day blew up an abandoned headquarters of the UAE-backed southern transitional council’s paid fighters in Aqad area in Abyan province.
An independent human rights group says it documented 6,978 cases of grave human rights violations committed by militiamen backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against civilians in the southern Yemeni provinces of Aden, Abyan and Shabwah during the month of August.
The Yemeni American Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights said in a statement on Sunday that its field teams had recorded the murder of 48 civilians, including six women and eight children, between August 2 and 30.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.