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19 children among dead in recent Yemen strikes: UN

20.2.2020

19 children among dead in recent Yemen strikes: UN

"It was an attack on a civilian-populated area where children were in the vicinity," UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma told AFP.The rebels reported multiple coalition airstrikes where the plane went down, while the coalition conceded the "possibility of collateral damage" during a "search and rescue operation" at the site of the jet crash, which left the fate of its crew uncertain.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the war in 2015, shortly after the rebels seized control of the capital Sanaa. The coalition has been widely criticized for the high civilian death toll from its bombing campaign, which has prompted some Western governments to cut arms deliveries to the countries taking part.



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