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Fear of the “Madaya” Tragedy Reoccurring in Yemeni Taiz

Fear of the “Madaya” Tragedy Reoccurring in Yemeni Taiz

Fear of the “Madaya” Tragedy Reoccurring in Yemeni Taiz

On Monday, Minister of Local Administration, Abdul Raqeeb Fateh, confirmed the failure of all UN relief-support-organizations’ attempts in entering Taiz. Nothing had reached Taiz except for aid that was delivered by the Air Drop Box Relief Aid Delivery System carried out by the Arabian coalition forces and “King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aids” in their efforts to lift the blockade.

Fateh warned in a press conference in Riyadh about the Madya town crisis in Syria being repeated in Taiz. A couple of days ago, Madaya shocked the world by revealing the horrific suffering of its citizens, due to the blockade inflicted by the regime, where even food was not allowed to reach in.

In sight of that, a militant organization in Aden has claimed the attack on the security director Colonel Shalal Ali Shayea’s house on Jan 17. The militants calling themselves “Aden’s Islamic Army” had threatened to continue carrying on their terrorist attacks.

On the militants announcing their attacks, Security Spokesman Ali Shayef al-Hariri said “the assassination groups are tracking down former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi leaderships, and are running their operations from the same room”.

“The purpose behind the assassinations is to deliver the idea that Aden is not safe anymore” he added.

On the other hand, Khaled Mahfouz Bahah, Yemeni Vice President and Prime Minister, said that “despite all the military gains that have been accomplished and the operations that have been completed on the case of freeing cities and governorates, they are still working on putting an end to the war and to enter a true and permanent peace stage”

“The international community and the United nations have to work hard on implementing all UN resolutions, and to compel the insurgent party to accept them and execute them to a notch” Mr. Bahah stated at the deliberations meeting held with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Abu Dhabi.