News ID: 317938
Published: 0324 GMT November 15, 2021

Yemen protests to UNHCHR, ICRC after 10 POWs executed by militants

Yemen protests to UNHCHR, ICRC after 10 POWs executed by militants

Yemen's National Salvation Government has submitted a protest note and a report to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross on execution of 10 prisoners of war by militants backed by the Saudi-led coalition, an official said.

Abdul-Qadir al-Morteza, the head of the Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, said on Sunday that the mercenaries executed the captives belonging to Yemeni Army and Popular Committees in the western port city of Hudaydah on Saturday and dismembered their bodies, according to Yemen's Al-Masirah television network

Morteza said the Saudi-led coalition, which has been waging a war on the impoverished country, and the Al-Qaeda work as "partners" in the crimes that are committed against the Yemeni people.

"The crime came just one day after the ringleader of Al-Qaeda in Yemen asserted that the terrorists were partners in the Saudi coalition's invasion on several fronts in Yemen," he said. "This crime [therefore] serves to verify his remarks," noted the official.

This is far from the first time when the Saudi-led coalition has been denounced for cooperating with terror groups in Yemen to further its goals, Press TV wrote.

The kingdom and its allies launched the war in March 2015 in order to restore power in Yemen to Riyadh's favorite officials.

The military campaign has stopped short of the goal, while killing tens of thousands of Yemenis and turning the entire country into the scene of the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

The Yemeni defense forces have, however, vowed not to lay down their arms until liberation of the entire country.



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