19 Children among Civilians Killed in Recent Saudi Strike against Yemen: Usa ka

19 Children among Civilians Killed in Recent Saudi Strike against Yemen: Usa ka

UNICEF is sad to confirm that the recent attack in Al-Jawf, north of Yemen, on February 15, took the lives of 19 mga anak (eight boys and 11 girls) and injured another 18 (nine boys and another nine girls),” the UN children’s agency said in a statement, AFP report.

It was an attack on a civilian-populated area where children were in the vicinity,” UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma said.

Saturday’s airstrikes came after the Yemeni army shot down an aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition in Jawf.

UNICEF urged the warring sides to put an end to the conflict, adding that theworrying escalation of violence over the past few weeks is a harsh reminder that children in Yemen continue to carry the heaviest burden of the conflict”.

Yemeni air defense units managed to target and shoot down a Saudi fighter jet of Tornado type in the skies of Jawf in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing aggression against the Arab country.

Saudi Arabia ug ang usa ka gidaghanon sa iyang mga rehiyonal nga mga kaalyado nga gilunsad sa usa ka kadaot sa kampanya batok sa Yemen sa Marso 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Ang US-based Armed Conflict Location ug Hitabo Data Project (ACLED), sa usa ka dili pangnegosyo nga panagbangi-research organisasyon, nagbanabana nga ang gubat nga nag-angkon sa labaw pa kay sa 100,000 lives over the past nearly five years.

Ang UN nag-ingon sa 24 milyon Yemenis sa mga nagkinahanglan sa humanitarian nga tabang, lakip na ang 10 milyon nga pag-antos gikan sa grabeng nga lebel sa kagutom.

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