Air raids kill 9 children in Yemen

by MCR Correspondent
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Not less than 9 children have been killed in air raids in northern Yemen

While disclosing this on Saturday August 8, 2020, a United Nations official said the attack was the third one with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled region this month.

Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said that a group of mostly women and children were hit while they were travelling by road the previous day.

She said the attack was “shocking and completely, totally unacceptable”.

The health ministry for the Houthi rebels, who control the area where the attack happened, said on Thursday that the Saudi-led military coalition supporting Yemen’s government conducted six air raids in the mountainous northern Yemeni province of Jawf.

It said an early count indicated more than 20 dead, mostly women and children.

It was reported that limited access to Houthi-controlled areas for aid workers and journalists often makes details of attacks difficult to confirm.

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