More than 2,600 Yemeni Civilians Killed in 7 Months + Video

Wed Oct 28, 2015 15:13:04

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.

Today 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, FNA reports.

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.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 217 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,875 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

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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