Violent situation in occupied city of Taiz keeps deteriorating

Violent situation in occupied city of Taiz keeps deteriorating

Local residents have found a dead body of a citizen inside his car in the city of Taiz, southwestern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal based on the testimonies of local sources.

According to the sources, a citizen was found dead in his car in front of al-Wadai Fuel station in Wadi al-Qadhi, after a dispute with a group that stabbed him to death.

The citizen has not been identified yet, one of the sources said.

Meanwhile, the commander of the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Brigade of the Islah Party, Abdullah Abdul Wahid Mansour al-Mekhlafi, broke into the Al Imtiaz Hotel in al-Hasab area west of Taiz, assaulted civilians staying there and expelled them after he ransacked the hotel’s surveillance cameras.

Taiz city has been witnessing a massive insecurity, chaos and a proliferation of armed gangs belonging to leaders of the Islah Party, which controls the majority of the city.

The Islah’s factions are in a state of infighting regarding illegal levies and royalties.

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