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UN calls for ‘impartial, prompt’ probe into attacks targeting Yemeni civilians

August 27, 2018

UN calls for ‘impartial, prompt’ probe into attacks targeting Yemeni civilians

United Nations officials have condemned two recent Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen that killed at least 26 children, renewing calls for “an impartial, independent and prompt investigation” into attacks targeting…

Sunday, 26 August 2018 21:51

civilians in the crisis-hit Arab country.

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said at least 22 children and four women lost their lives on Thursday, when Saudi-led military aircraft struck them as they were fleeing violence in the embattled al-Durayhimi district of Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah. He said an additional airstrike in the area killed four more children.

Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

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