115 children die in Yemen offensive

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Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A United Nations report says civilian causalities have mounted since the start of the Saudi-led offensive against Shiite rebels in Yemen, with at least 115 children killed.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said 1,185 civilians were injured between March 26, when the air strikes began, and April 22.

The air strikes continued today with planes bombing civilian sites suspected of being used by Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis, to store weapons or deploy troops.

Witnesses say a stadium and small villages near the southern town of Zinjibar were bombed. In the town of Lahj, coalition planes bombed a court house, the headquarters of police commandos and farm lands near the airport in the city of Aden.

Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by The News Editor

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