Hundreds of Houthi rebel child soldiers dead in Yemen war

Gagnoncharlotte
Jan 31, 2022

Nearly 1,500 children recruited by Yemen’s Houthi rebels died in fighting in 2020, and hundreds more the following year, the UN says.

More than 10,000 children have been killed in the war that began in 2015.

In the 300-page report, the panel said it had received a list of 1,406 children recruited by the Houthis who had died on the battlefield in 2020 and 562 between January and May the following year.

“The children are instructed to shout the Houthi slogan ‘death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, victory to Islam’,” the Associated Press news agency quoted the four-member panel of experts as saying.

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