Houthi militias cut off last supply route to Taiz

Houthis have been allegedly concealing fighters close to civilians in Taiz ‘with the deliberate aim of avoiding attack’. (File photo: Reuters)

Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have cut the last supply routes on Tuesday between major cities Aden and Taiz.

The news comes more than two weeks after a UN report said that the Houthis had concealed fighters and equipment in or close to civilians in Al Mukha in the Taiz Governorate “with the deliberate aim of avoiding attack” and in violation of international humanitarian law.

Late on Tuesday, a rocket fired by Yemeni militias also killed seven civilians inside Saudi Arabia on, the civil defense agency said.

It was the highest reported number of civilian casualties in the kingdom's south since a Saudi-led coalition intervened 17 months ago in Yemen.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49