UN: Near 2,700 killed in Saudi aggression against Yemen in 7 months

UN: Near 2,700 killed in Saudi aggression against Yemen in 7 months

At least 2,615 Yemeni civilians have been killed since the escalation of the armed conflict on March 26 in Yemen, United Nations said at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency - At least 2,615 Yemeni civilians have been killed since the escalation of the armed conflict on March 26 in Yemen, United Nations said at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yemeni civilians have been caught up in fighting since March 26, when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched an air campaign against Shia Houthi Fighters group in Yemen.

"Between March 26 and Oct. 26, according to information gathered by the UN Human Rights Office, the conflict in Yemen has caused an estimated 2,615 civilian deaths," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN’s human rights agency, said at the press conference.

Yesterday seven civilians, including women and children, were killed in Saudi airstrikes in Razih district in Sa'ada. Saudi jets also conducted four airstrikes on Kuhlan district in Sa'ada province.

Meanwhile, Saudi air raids hit Ta'iz province, killing a civilian and injuring 2 others. The kingdom's warplanes also conducted three airstrikes on Huth district in Amran province.

Also Amnesty International has slammed Saudi Arabia over a recent airstrike on an MSF hospital in Yemen, saying the attack could amount to a war crime. Amnesty said on Tuesday that the October 26 attack by Saudi fighter jets on Haydan Hospital in northern Yemen could amount to a war crime as it provided health services to people in four northern Yemeni provinces.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.



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