Houthi-Saleh militias seize hundreds of aid trucks to transport weapons and militants

ADEN — The Houthi militia and forces loyal to the now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh have seized 200 relief aid trucks of the World Food Programme in several Yemeni governorates to provide food supplies to their troops and to transport their militants, state Saudi Press Agency, SPA, has reported.

The trucks were en route to 12 districts in Taiz Governorate, in south-west Yemen. Some trucks were bound for Abs District to help internally-displaced people, sources said.

The Houthi-Saleh militants seized the aid convoys to provide backup for their militants in Taiz, Abs and Midi.

Seizing relief aid convoys, kidnapping aid workers and harassing international aid organisations have caused a deterioration of the humanitarian situation that can lead to a disaster in the those besieged areas, the sources added.

Source: Emirates News Agency