9-year-old Yemeni girl shot in the head by Houthi sniper in Taiz

Her brother attempted to pull her back into their house.

A 9-year-old girl who has been shot by Houthi rebels while getting water in Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz and is in critical condition, local reports said.


The little girl, who has not yet been identified, was pulled to safety by her brother, also a child, and is currently in critical condition in a hospital, according to Yemen expert, Nadwa Dawsari.

Painful images showed the girl’s body in a pile of blood after she was shot. They circulated on social media with the hashtag “Houthis are child killers” going viral.

Her brother attempted to pull her back into their house.


Human rights activist, Muna Luqman, said the child is another victim of the rebel’s vicious acts in the city.

“I have seen children and women killed and injured by Houthi snipers inTaez as they invaded the city and were positioned on rooftops causing armed conflict with resistance forces,” Ms. Luqman said.

Hundreds of civilians, mostly children, and women, have been shot dead by the Houthis since 2015, Nadwa Al Dawsari, a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute and expert on Yemen, said on Twitter.

Taez, Yemen’s third-biggest city, has been a frontline in the conflict that started after the Iran-backed Houthi rebels ousted the internationally recognized government from the capital, Sana’a, in 2014.


An UN-mediated deal reached in Stockholm in December 2018 aimed to set up a committee to establish humanitarian corridors to the city, but little progress has been made so far.

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  • The whole issue started because Iran wanted to destabilize saudia hence Iran is the reason for all the losses

  • Hothi apni Yamani logon ko qatal nahin kerty ye beghrat Al e Saud ke karistaniyan hai lanat ho in mardood harami Saudi government per ko be gunah logon ko shaheed ker rahe hain

  • Plain propaganda how can one tell that she was killed by houthis? Houthis are also yemenis why will they kill their own people. Its the job of invaders i.e Saudia and UAE.
    Houthis have the support of the local population otherwise they wont be able to put such a strong resistance.

    • Whatever the houthis and UAE and Saudi Arabia doing , all are bullshit , Muslims are dying from both sides.

  • Israel ki bhee dheka doo or musalman 1400 sal se ek dosray ko mar he rahain hain hus nam badal gaye hain munafqat wohi hai.

  • Please before drawing any conclusions just look at the picture; the girl in the picture has fair skin while the video is of a child of Neubian origin. it is is possible that these two are not of the same person. I am sure most of you on this forum do not remember the first Gulf War, there was a lot of such propaganda from Saudi and Kuwaiti side.

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