Houthi militias kill hospitalized civilians to mask gas crisis

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Houthi militias killed three people and injured several others in the Yemeni province of Ibb on Saturday night.

The incident occurred after a quarrel at a gas station, which was the result of a gas crisis brewing for three weeks.

Injured civilians were transferred to a local hospital, but were stalked, kidnapped and killed by the militias.

Observers say that militias had earlier arrested dozens of people standing in long queues at gas stations in Sanaa in order to mask the gas crisis.

Sanaa gas crises
Sanaa gas crises

Citizens claim the militias’ monopolization of supplies has led to hiked gas prices. It has reached more than 9,000 Yemeni Riyals for one gas cylinder compared to only 1,100 Riyals in unoccupied area.

Statistics from a monitoring unit in the Yemeni capital suggest that 993 gas stations are under Houthi control.

As a result, people have taken to the streets, burning tyres and blocking roads in several provinces. They are condemning the Iran-backed Houthi militia for the scarce supply of cooking gas in the country.

A team of international experts are currently investigating human rights violations in Yemen.

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