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Yemeni children hold weapons during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to show support for Houthi rebels. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

Sat - 29 Sep 2018 - 09:10 PM ،،،

HRW


 In recent months, journalists in Yemen have reported seeing boys between 14 and 16 with rifles and handguns fighting for Houthi forces and other armed groups.

One described seeing a 7-year-old boy at a Houthi checkpoint in Sanaa with a military assault rifle. Two local activists who follow the issue in the city of Amran, 50 kilometers northwest of Sanaa, told Human Rights Watch they saw up to 30 child soldiers at a Houthi center there, including some as young as 12.