Insurgency in Sanaa Presents “War Government”
Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance stand near a tank in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden May 16, 2015
Aden, Jeddah – Insurgency government presented its governmental program for the remaining members of the parliament- which is not official- and was hoping to gain the trust-vote on the program.
Meanwhile, forces of the National Yemeni Army advanced on several fronts especially in Saada, Houthis’ stronghold.
The program of the suggested government reveals it’s a war government concerned with establishing defense and supporting fighters as well as developing war production to supply fighters with needed supplies and weaponry.
In the program, Houthis admit to merging the militias within the army and enhancing the living conditions of personnel of the armed and security forces.
Observers of the Yemeni political situations told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that this is part of the Houthis’ plan to worsen the situation amid international efforts to implement peace in the country.
In November 28, insurgents announced the formation of their government which didn’t receive any international or regional support. Most countries condemned this government and considered it a threat for the peace process.
Meanwhile, insurgents transformed the harbor of Hadida city into military training camps, while recruiting children for an amount of $40 compensation for their families.
Military and rights sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that Houthis are involved in killing dozens of children by forcefully recruiting them in the war despite their parents’ rejection.
Activist Abdul Hafiz al-Hutami told Asharq al-Awsat that parents are persuaded by money to allow their children to join the battles. He revealed that about 20% recruits are less than 15 years old.
Hutami said that Hadida now has five recruiting and training camps including one used to train children on using light to medium weapons. He added that they are also trained on using RPJs and diving to reach farther areas.
Local sources in Hadida pointed out that Houthis are also resorting to adapting the religious texts with what serves its purposes. They added that texts of Hussein Badr Eddine al-Houthis are being taught in training camps as well as prisons.
(Source / 07.12.2016)