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Darul-hadeeth of Dammaj under severe siege by Houthi insurgents
A camp that hosts around 10,000 person, including 3,000 families and some foreign nationals in Yemen called Darul-hadeeth of Dammaj is under severe siege by the Houthi insurgents. The camp is located in the province of Saada , north of Yemen and on the borders with Saudi Arabia.
Sources say the siege started more than a month ago. And those who speak from inside the camp and near by area are talking about draconian treatment and atrocities committed by the Houthi rebels who prevented an aid convey that was collected from other areas in Yemen to enter the camp.
Sources from Yemen are also saying that Houthis have prevented wounded and sick people from being taken to hospitals.
Over the past few days, the Houthi rebels have carried out attacks on the camp using heavy gun machine, artillery and snipers.
It is believed that a woman was shot dead by the Houthi snipers, and three men were injured.
The Houthis, who belong to an extreme Shia sect, have been waging attacks and provoking war inside Yemen since 2004. People inside Yemen believe that Houthis are being armed and backed by the regime in Iran. The Houthis are seen to be taking advantage of the worsening conditions in Yemen to expand territories under their control.
Darul-Hadeeth in Dammaj is an institution of Islamic education that was established a more than a decade ago and it hosts students from around the world.
It follows Sunni Islam and speaks vociferously against extremism carried out by the likes of Al-Qaa’idah.
Sympathizers say Media in Arab world is turning a blind eye to what is happening in Dammaj because of their neutral stance towards the revolution against the president Ali Abdullah Saalih.
And because of this indifference reaction of the Media in Arab world, the only voice out of Dammaj is the forums and the phone calls made by sympathizers outside including well known scholars such as Sheikh Abdul Muhsin Abbad, Sheikh Rabee bin Hadee and Sheikh Saleem alhilaalee.