almotamar.net - Field reports by the local authority in Saada province, north Yemen, on Saturday disclosed the killing of more than 65 citizens and injuring of more than 107 others, among them government employees in armed attacks and terrorist acts perpetrated by the al-Houthi elements of sabotage and terror in different areas of Saada districts since the declaration of ceasing military operations on 17 July 2008.
The Houthi rebels crimes against the innocent citizens came in retaliation to the citizens refusal of paying zakat and accusing them of being agents to the state and refusal of taking part in Houthi rallies.
Documented reports on al-Houthi sabotage elements crimes committed during that period disclosed that those elements kidnapped more than 183 citizens, blasting and setting fire to 90 houses, let alone implementing more than 70 armed attacks against government installations and public interests and developmental projects. The repots also pointed out those al-Houthi rebels have stolen tens of citizens' cars and equipment, plundering a number of government installations and destroying their contents.
And in continuous violations and impeding of peace efforts and reconstruction , since the halting of military operations since July 2008, reports of the local authority in Saada province reported that the rebels set up more than 15 armed checkpoints for searching citizens on public roads as well as their control of 30 mosques in Al-Jawf province during last July. In addition, the rebels have displaced thousands of families and forced them to evacuate their houses in different villages at the same period.
Information has revealed premeditated intentions by the rebels to ignite fire f the sixth war and expanding the areas of their criminal acts in other governorates. They warned people in Harf Sufyan, Amran province last April to evacuate their houses under pretext of their intention to start the sixth war and gave them a 5-day time to leave and that resulted in migration of hundreds of families to neighbouring villages.