At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market

Share
At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market

An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

On Wednesday, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col.

"Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of ten", the head of the ICRC in Yemen, Johannes Bruwer, said on his Twitter account, adding that the ICRC in Yemen is "sending additional supplies to hospitals to cope with the influx".

The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that controls much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, said it fired a missile at the Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia, according to the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV.

Responding to the airstrike on Thursday, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa Geert Cappelaere said, "does the world really need more innocent children's lives to stop the cruel war on children in Yemen?"

"We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct.an investigation", Nauert said.

Maliki said those responsible for firing ballistic missiles and targeting civilians would "get what they deserve". In a statement, Save the Children condemned the attacks and called for a "full, immediate and independent investigation into this and other recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals".

In an earlier tweet, the Red Cross said the strike hit a bus filled with children in Dahyan Market in northern Saada, a stronghold of the Huthi rebels.

"We trust when they say that they will investigate that they will investigate".

Colonel al-Maliki said the coalition will take all necessary actions against the criminal, terrorist acts of pro-Iranian Houthi militias, such as the recruitment and placement of children on battle fronts and "using them as tools to cover for their terrorist acts".

A Saudi Arabian blockade has contributed to starvation and disease while a United Nations report found the Saudi-led bombing campaign - carried out with US support - has hit schools, even weddings.

Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by the Huthis on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others, the coalition said.

The Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in 2014 and overthrew the internationally recognised government led by President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi during a transition of power from former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said a hospital it supported in Saada had received dozens of casualties on Thursday after the attack.

The Saudi coalition has been at war with the Houthis since March 2015.

Yemen's war has left almost 10,000 people dead since 2015 and unleashed what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

According to Al Jazeera, the Saudi coalition claimed it had targeted "missile launchers", but Yemen-based reporters who have witnessed numerous attacks in civilian-populated areas vigorously disputed the claim.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Do you use Amazon Alexa to buy stuff? Report suggests 'no'
Of those 2% who bought something, 90% of them didn't make any additional purchases through Alexa, according to the report. If true, that's a far smaller number of voice-activated shoppers than previous third party reports have estimated.

Limited edition PS4 celebrates 500 million PlayStation consoles sold
The limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro will be available to purchase from various retailers starting on August 24. But hey, if anyone's willing to toss me $500, I'll be happy to pick up one and show it off for you.

Tribune backs out of $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair
Sinclair has been scrutinized for its ties to the Trump administration. The two companies had until midnight Wednesday to call off their deal.

Blizzard Announces Multiple Diablo Projects
Today, Blizzard put out a new video on Twitter which reveals more about the future of the Diablo franchise. A video featuring Blizzard's associate community manager Brandy Camel discussing Diablo has been released.

Drama grips court as Manafort lawyers accuse Rick Gates of multiple affairs
Greg Andres, an attorney with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, said the prosecution is running ahead of schedule. Downing also ventured into territory both sides had agreed to avoid: discussion of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings
But Neville has spectacularly suggested United could end the window with three new players. Some players will be fit to start the game, some will be fit to be on the bench.

England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's
Yet this season has seen Pope make 684 runs for Championship leaders Surrey at an average of 85.5, including three centuries. We expect Kohli and Co.to give a good performance in the second Test. "Then we need some composure", he added.

Gary Anderson Claimed His First Coral UK Open Title
A Few Information About Gary Anderson Gary Anderson is a professional darts player who was born in 1970 in Musselburgh. He’s 24 years younger than Gary Anderson, so we can agree that the experience made the difference in this case.

Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion
We will continue to stand with women in Argentina. "Caring for life is the first human right and the duty of the state". Rallies took place around the world in front of Argentine diplomatic missions, mainly in support of the bill.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.