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A bloody day in Dammaj
Yesterday was a bloody day in dammaj, Saada.
Two days after signing a peace treaty, Houthis started a military aggression on the mostly unarmed inhabitants of Dammaj.
Houthis used heavy machines and artillery including tanks.
the attack resulted in 22 dead students and 51 wounded. Those wounded students are still bleeding until this moment due to the siege imposed by Houthis who have prevented ambulance from going into the markaz. Houthis have also been sniping at anyone who walks out in the markaz to go to the Masjid or anyone who tries to collect the dead bodies or treat the wounded.
Some of the dead students were foreign nationals, two Americans, two Indonesians, Two Russians and one Malaysian.
This Houthi assault has forced the students to engage Houthis in a defensive battle and causalities were also reported on Houthis side. The exact number of dead Houthis is unknown but sources said 20 were killed and many were wounded.
Also, the students said they have captured ten Houthis alive.
The students in Dammaj have reported that they saw fire blazing in Houthis tanks and vehicles.
That was not all for Houthis as they have been engaged in fierce fighting by local tribes who were infuriated by their expansionist tactics. Some local sources in Yemen said that more than 150 Houthis were killed by local tribe fighters in a near by area called Hijjah.
Meanwhile, Shaykh Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajooree, the head of darul-hadeeth in dammaj has called yesterday for Jihaad in Dammaj to fend off the aggression of Houthis. He said in an audio that was published online”We were being oppressed under this siege for 40 days. Then came the sniping and the bombarding with heavy artillery. We are not assailants and we are not prepared to run away. We did our best and tried to send delegations but Houthis have refused but to seize our place, our wealth and our women”.
He then added that waging Jihaad against Houthis is one of the greatest deeds because they are transgressors.