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The Association of Yemeni Abductee Mothers on Thursday declared the death of two of their loved ones in secret prisons run by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
In a statement circulated in a demonstration staged on Friday in Hodeidah, members of the Association voiced deep concern about the increase in abductions, forced disappearances and horrific torture of civilians by Houthis in the governorate that led to the killing of two civilians.
The Association said they don't know the whereabouts of dozens, including women, taken away by Houthis and transferred to secret prisons.
The statement held the Houthis accountable for the safety of all the abductees, affirming that crimes of kidnapping are not time-barred.
The Mothers urged the UN and Security Council to interfere and ensure the immediate and unconditional release of captives.
The head of the World Food Programme threatened on Monday to suspend aid deliveries to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, charging that the humanitarian relief supplies were being "manipulated."
There was also some physical damage to the airport lounge.
A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa, Saudi state television reported early on Saturday, part of an escalation of tit-for-tat strikes that has stoked regional tensions.
If the blockage goes on until the afternoon, operations will come to a complete halt, the sources said. The port was previously blocked from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9 with a brief resumption of operations between Nov. 7-9.
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Others were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and some are in critical but stable condition, the TV stations reported.