Saudi Arabia: 59 civilians killed in seven years in missile strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia: 59 civilians killed in seven years in missile strikes in Yemen

Since the start of the civil war in Yemen, rebels have killed 59 Saudi civilians in air strikes. Saudi Arabia’s announcement came in a statement.

In those seven years, 430 missiles and 851 drones are said to have been launched or flown from Yemen to the neighboring country. According to Saudi Arabia, most of these projectiles and drones were intercepted. The state has said nothing about the number of civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of Saudi airstrikes.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war and humanitarian crisis since 2014. The United Nations suspects that both the Saudi-backed government army and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have committed war crimes. It was the last few weeks The fight broke out again.

Training camp bombing

The Saudi-led military coalition also bombed the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, this weekend. According to the commanders, a training camp for the Houthi rebels was targeted. At least three civilians were said to have been killed this weekend.

The bombing came in response to a missile attack on the city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia. According to the Saudis, two civilians were killed and seven others were wounded on Friday.

More than 12,500 civilians have been killed in targeted attacks in Yemen since the start of the civil war. According to the data From the Armed Conflict and Event Data Project (ACLED) website. After seven years According to United Nations estimates Almost a quarter of a million people died. Half of the victims died from lack of food or health care.

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