Yemeni Chief of Staff says Houthis carried out mass executions
:: Major General Mohammad Ali al-Maqdashi, chief of staff of the Yemeni Army, said on Sunday that the Houthi militias in the country have carried out mass executions within their ranks, targeting those who tried to flee the fighting fronts in Maarib.
Maqdashi condemned the executions of fighters who attempted to leave their positions in the Mokhadara area in Sirwah, after realizing that they were doomed to lose the battle against government forces.
He threatened to prosecute Houthi leaders for their crimes against the Yemeni people.
Maqdashi’s remarks were made during his inspection of the army’s positions in the vicinity of Mount Marthad, northwest of Sirwah in Maarib.