The Yemeni government on Sunday accused the Houthi rebel group of using civilians as human shields in the western city of Al-Hudaydah.
Houthis are deployed on the roofs of citizens' homes and using hospitals, schools and worship places as a base for military activities, the Human Rights Ministry said in a statement cited by the official Saba news agency.
The ministry decried the group's practices which it described as a crime and a blatant violation of the international humanitarian law and international law.
The ministry said it is documenting all rebel violations, including forcing children to fight on the frontlines.
Impoverished Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.
In 2015, the Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in Yemen, launching an airstrikes campaign in support of the internationally recognized government, then sending in elite forces, mostly from Gulf states, in an effort to roll back the terrorists' gains.
Source: International Islamic News Agency