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Houthis recruited 25K minors to fight among them, Arab Coalition spox

CAIRO - 12 August 2018: Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki, stated Saturday that Houthi militias had recruited 25,000 Yemeni child to fight amongst their troops.

The Iran-backed militia are misusing the bad conditions of families in Yemen and luring, according to Yemeni human rights organizations, Malki told Sky News Arabia, asserting that the coalition is working on providing the children with the necessary medical treatment.

“About 86 children recruited by Houthis were rescued, and returned to their families,” Malki added, revealing that Houhtis are responsible for the death of children at the battlefield.



On August 5, Saudi Arabia announced the dismantling of 919 mines in Yemen in two weeks, revealing that Houthis had planted 1 million mines over the past three years.

The gulf country launched in June the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) to remove mines in Yemen, protect civilians and ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian supply.

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