Day after day, the danger of Houthi summer boot camps for children grows, according to the internationally recognized Yemeni government, which also warned against the Iran-backed militia exploiting tens of thousands of Yemeni minors for plotting future suicide attacks.
“Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis have pursued this dangerous scheme to brainwash the minds of hundreds of thousands of children in its areas of control,” said Muammar Al-Eryani, the Yemeni information minister, madding that the group is seeking to birth a generation that listens to hostile slogans and promotes a culture of death and hatred.
“They are carrying out this dangerous escalation that threatens the very social fabric and civil peace in Yemen and the values of coexistence among Yemenis for decades to come,” explained Eryani.
The information minister further encouraged Yemenis to save their children from being used as cheap bargaining chips by militias that do not care for their future.
Yemenis living under Houthi control must “preserve their families instead of handing them over as a cheap commodity to terrorist militias that have no regard for their lives,” urged Eryani.
“The international community and UN and US envoys need to carry out their legal and moral obligations regarding such practices,” noted Eryani, adding that Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis must be pressured into ending their exploitation of Yemeni children.
Muammar Al-Eryani confirmed the high death toll of children recruited within the ranks of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia in recent battles on various fronts in Marib Governorate, Yemen. While a prominent Houthi leader confirmed that set up camps can accommodate between 500,000 and 600,000 young cadets in insurgency-run areas.
Similarly in Iran, Rahian-e Noor is the name given by military organizations, such as IRGC and Basij, to indoctrination tours that take students to areas that were once the heart of the battle during the Iran-Iraq war. There is a heavy ideological and educational aspect to these trips that is not even related to the Iran-Iraq war.
Source: Asharq AL-Awsat
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