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Yemeni government: Houthi strike on Aden seaport 'crime against humanity'

June 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

Houthi strikes on Aden’s seaport and refineries are an “unprecedented crime against humanity,” the Anadolu Agency reported the Yemeni government saying Sunday.

The official government news agency issued a statement saying: “This is clear proof that these militias [Houthis and their allies] insist on violating all legal and humanitarian values, ethics and norms.”

“The crimes crossed red lines and have become unbearable.”

“The strikes aimed to burn the seaport and undermining all ways of passing humanitarian aid to the people of Aden, who have been subject to genocides committed by these militias for months,” the statement explained.

According to Anadolu, the statement called for the international community to urgently move and put an end to the violations of these militias.

Eyewitnesses said on Saturday that a number of oil tanks were burnt in Aden after they were attacked by militias affiliated with the Houthi and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.