Militias launch missile attacks at residential areas in Yemen’s Taiz

A girl stands inside her family’s tent at a camp for internally displaced people near Sanaa, Yemen, May 26, 2016. (Reuters)

Anti-government militias in Yemen have resumed their shelling of residential neighborhoods in the southwestern city of Taiz, prompting people to protest against the attacks, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday.

The protestors demanded the immediate cessation of violations by both the Iran-backed Houthi militia and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s loyalists. The Houthis and the loyalists are in an alliance against the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The channel said the Houthis and Saleh’s loyalists have been shelling parts of the city for days but there are no details of how many people were killed and injured so far. 

The news comes after UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh spoke in late May of progress about the Yemeni peace talks currently taking place in Kuwait between Hadi’s government and the Houthi militias and their allies.

It has also been reported that the Yemeni government’s delegates have limited their discussions with Ould Cheikh after the attacks.

Intermittent clashes have also been reported on several fronts along the southern borders of Taiz province after the militia group continues to target eastern districts in the city including Kalaba and Thaabat neighborhoods with missile attacks.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51