In exchange for promises of release, “Al-Houthi” recruits 800 prisoners in its ranks

In exchange for promises of release, “Al-Houthi” recruits 800 prisoners in its ranks

After implementing campaigns to recruit children and refugees, Houthi militia started campaigns of another kind to recruit detainees held in the governorates Several.

Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath sources revealed that the militia trained 800 prisoners from the governorates of Dhamar, Raymah, Ibb, Al Mahwit and Hajjah as a force, within the so-called “support forces”, where they are being trained with others. From the governorates of Hodeidah and Sana’a.

Training Camps

The sources confirmed that these camps are intended for training It is located in areas such as “Al-Sharq” mountain in Dhamar and Jabal in Al-Ja’fariya, Burima.

A camp was also allocated in “Khamis Bani Saad” in Al-Mahwit to train prisoners from the governorates of Al-Mahwit, Hajjah and Sana’a. And Hodeidah.

In addition, it was reported that the central and reserve prisons under the control of the Houthis contain 6,500 prisoners pending various cases, who will be recruited in exchange for the Houthi Zakat Authority to pay any financial receivables.

The militias also promised them to release them, if they fought from 6 months to a year.

Houthi Recruitment of Children in Yemen

Wave of Child Recruitment

In a related context, local sources from Sana’a reported that the militias launched a new wave of polarization, mobilization, mobilization and fundraising operations this week by targeting the residents of more than 94 neighborhoods.

But its failure to mobilize more young men and children to the fronts made the militias intensify their movements to complete their plan in the coming days, to target the residents of about 94 neighborhoods belonging to 10 districts in the capital, according to what an informed source told Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.

Houthi strategy

Bringing prisoners to the battlefronts is one of several strategies that they follow. The militia is in Yemen to face the numerical shortage on the fronts.

The other strategy is the recruitment of children, as human rights organizations have documented the Houthi recruitment of thousands of them to fight in their ranks, as they lure some of them with monthly salaries and terrorize families Some, and go to the extent of killing some of them if they refuse to join their ranks.

Al-Houthi transforms a playground into a training camp for children to fight in Dhamar, Yemen

(It is noteworthy that the militia launched patrols, which it described as “vicious” last May, which targeted dozens of Ethiopian refugees in separate areas of the The capital, Sana’a.

The Houthis have used harsh practices of warning, threats, means of pressure and intimidation to compel refugees to join their ranks, as the militia has, over the past years, launched forced recruitment campaigns among refugees and children. and prisoners in the areas under its control.