Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:49 PM

50 Dead, Mostly Kids, In Saudi-Led Coalition's 'Legitimate' Airstrike On Yemen Bus

Published time: 9 Aug, 2018 17:59
Edited time: 10 Aug, 2018 00:22

Fifty people died in a bus attack in Yemen and 77 were injured, most of whom were children, the International Committee of the Red Cross stated, citing officials. The Saudi-led coalition has called the attack "legitimate."

The attack took place in Dahyan Market in northern Saada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, on Thursday morning.

The Saudi-led coalition later said the airstrikes were aimed at missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of Jiza, claiming its strike constituted a "legitimate action." It went on to accuse Houthi rebels of using children as human shields.

The tragic incident has prompted the ICRC to once again call for the protection of civilians during conflicts. “Twenty million Yemeni people are in need of aid. The ICRC has always called upon all parties of the conflict to a political solution… in order to curb worsening humanitarian conditions,” Mirella Hodeib from the ICRC earlier told RT.


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