By: Hassan Al-Haifi
A Lebanese Red Cross worker, Hanna Lahoud was killed when his car was mowed down by unknown militants in Al-Dhubab area of Western Ta’ez City. The area is controlled by Hadi loyalists, Islahi and AQAP militants, supported by the Saudi-Led Coalition
Robert Mardini, Middle East Director for the International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted:
“I’m shocked, outraged and saddened by the killing of my colleague and friend Hanna Lahoud,” tweeted
“We @ICRC condemn this senseless act in the strongest possible terms,” he wrote. “My thoughts go out to Hanna’s wife and family in #Lebanon.”
The heinous attack shocked many in Yemen as senseless and barbaric and confirm time and again that the Saudi-Led Coition is una le to provide the minimal security of yhe areas undrr its occupation.
Mr. Lahoud was taken to hospital, where he passed away from multiple machine gun bullet wounds in his heart
Other colleague passengers in the car were not hurt although the back glass window was broken completely. Mr. Lahoud was in charge of trnding to prisoners. He was likedby his colleagues was known for his sense of humor.
Back of ICRC car with shattered glass
The areas controlled by the so called National Army and hofgepodge militia gangs of Wahhabi Islahid, Salafis and AQAP and ISIS militants in Ta’ez, Aden and other occupied areas by Saudi abd United Arab Emirates continue to witness shootings terrorist bombings abd assassinations almost on a daily basis. Many militants are also known to have been bought over from Syria and Iraq and financed and armed by UAE Saudi Arabia and ithe Gulf States (Qatar’s role is not clear after friction arose between KSA/UAE and Qatar mid last year, but there are strong links with the Moslem Brotherhood Islah faction.
It is worth noting that the areas under Sana’a control in Yemen have not witnessed any terrorist attacks and almost not any political assassinations since the beginning of the Three Years of War waged by Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sana’a condemned the attack