Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen War Crimes: HRW

Saudi Airstrikes
Human Rights Watch the Saudi-led coalition is committing war crimes in Yemen, saying its airstrikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months.

The rights group said five airstrikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war, Reuters reported.

“The Saudi-led coalition’s repeated promises to conduct its airstrikes lawfully are not sparing Yemeni children from unlawful attacks,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement.

“This underscores the need for the United Nations to immediately return the coalition to its annual “list of shame“ for violations against children in armed conflict,” she said.

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