VIDEO: 11 Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike on School in Yemen

Sat Aug 13, 2016 19:25:16

Saudi Arabi’s airstrike on a primary school in Saada has killed eleven children and has wounded Dozens.

According to Al-Alam News Network 11 children have been killed in Saudi airstrike on a school In Saada.

Since last March, Yemen has been the target of an air campaign launched by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition being carried out at request of Yemeni fugitive former President Mansur Hadi's government, who is waging a civil war against popular forces, which support Ali Abdullah Saleh as Yemen’s legitimate president.

The alleged air strike would add to a growing list of civilian casualties in Yemen blamed on the Saudi-led coalition. At least nine people were killed in a bombardment on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, earlier this month when a potato chip factory was hit.

One of the deadliest attacks on civilians occurred in September of last year, when 131 people died in an airstrike on a wedding in the village of Al Wahijah. Locals blamed the assault on Saudi Arabia, though Riyadh strongly denied responsibility.

In April of 2015, Saudi aircraft attacked a crowded marketplace in Mastaba, a village in Yemen’s Northern Hajja governorate. UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, estimated the death toll from those airstrikes at 119, including 22 children.

Human Rights Watch later examined the bomb fragments found at the site and determined they came from a “US-made satellite-guided bomb”. The US alongside the UK is one of the major arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia, FNA reported.


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