Occupation forces committed over 200 crimes against civilians in southern Yemen in past two months alone

Occupation forces committed over 200 crimes against civilians in southern Yemen in past two months alone

A recent statistical report issued on Monday by the Media Center for the Southern Provinces, has revealed an escalation of security deterioration in the occupied southern provinces during the months of October and November of this year.

The statistics recorded more than 212 crimes, ranging from assassinations to arrests, looting state funds and property, organized extortion by force of arms in checkpoints and public roads, war crimes, raids on houses and shops and kidnapping of citizens.

The report stated that assassinations ranked first with 32 counts, at a rate of 15.1% of the total crimes committed in these two months, followed by attacks on unarmed civilians by pro-aggression militias with 27 crimes, or 12.7%

The report explained the crimes of blackmail by force of arms ranked third with 23, and armed clashes came fourth with 21, at a rate of 9.4% of the total number of recorded crimes.

Kidnappings of civilians ranked fifth with 20 counts, while homicides ranked sixth as a result of armed clashes between parties to the conflict with 18 confirmed cases.

Moreover, the center monitored 15 assassination attempt operations against pro-coalition military leaders in Aden. Unlawful arrests amounted to 13, some of them collectively against citizens and employees who were subjected by armed militias, followed by the breaking up of seven protests by force ofs arms, according to statistics.

Aden also witnessed 11 armed robberies on the land and property of citizens by force of arms, some of these crimes took place in the vicinity of the headquarters of Saudi-led coalition in the Directorate of Tawahi.

The report revealed that the aggression forces and their mercenaries tortured three detainees to death in the past two months, while 48 detainees are still being held in secret occupation prisons in Aden.

The statistics recorded during the past two months a number of cases of outright banditry on the public roads linking the southern provinces and the city of Aden, as well as six ambushes, some of which were carried out with explosive devices in densely populated neighborhoods and areas of Aden, Dhalea and Zinjibar.

According to the statistics, the checkpoints of the militias of the coalition forces stationed at the entrances and exits of Aden province, specifically the points located in al-Alam area and Rabat area, deliberately blackmail travelers coming from the northern provinces, and impose large royalties on the drivers of heavy trucks.

More than 23 counts of the crimes of assault, shooting and illegal detention of drivers of trucks and multi-sized transport vehicles transporting vegetables, fruits, passengers and Qat have been monitored over the past two months as well.