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Yemen, Report Reveals 6174 Violations Perpetrated by Insurgents in Dahle | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Aden- The annual report issued by the Wethaq Foundation for Civil Orientation recorded all vile violations committed by Houthi militias and pro-Saleh supporters (armed fighters backing the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh) within a time frame of a year since civil war broke in the Dhale Governorate, located south of Yemen.

The report listed over 18 governmental institutions, 43 medical facilities and six specialized establishments. The rate of devastation ranges within the lines of vandalism, plunder, vast and restricted demolishment atop the takeover of 13 governmental facilities.

The number of deaths highlighted in the report are 391, among which are 15 women and nine children. All who met their death were killed in civilian neighborhoods across Dhale, nearby villages, the Sanah region, and each of the Qa’tabah, Damt, Juban and al Husha districts.

Wethaq coordinator and activist journalist Ahmed al-Dahyani told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the foundation has documented several cases of injuries which tolled up to 1372 all of which who were taken down either by snipers or militia missiles. 74 women and 43 children had been injured in the time between March 24, 2015 and March 24, 2016.

The report also mentioned over a registered 145 cases of kidnap inside the governorate and its vicinity.

Coordinator al-Dahyani exposed over 760 houses in Dahle’s neighborhoods being subjected to partial and comprehensive destruction after pounding, bombing and attacks launched from proximate houses occupied by insurgent militias.

The medical facilities mentioned in the report are located in Al Hussein area, southeast Dhale and include public hospitals, clinics, and four other medical establishments.

As for civilian utilities, the report shows that a number of water tanks and both public and private water wells have been impaired during the war. The foundation’s team has inspected and registered over 350 water tanks and 320 district water reservoirs being rendered useless.

Houthi insurgents, during the attack on Dahle would break in and enter homes for purposes of plunder and violence. Over 95 homes have recorded cases of break and enter, 45 of which are located northeast Dhale and 50 in the northern city of Sanah.