Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen are War Crimes - Human Rights Watch
Sep 12, 2017 World 0 1500 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Saudi-led airstrikes are war crimes, says Human Rights Watch group.
- The attacks from the Saudi led coalition have not spared civillians including children.
- Calls on UN intervention.
Rights groups including the Human Right Watch (HRW) have criticised Saudi Arabia's involvement in the war in Yemen so far.
HRW has also labelled the Saudi-led airstrikes in the war torn Yemen as war
According to the Human Rights Watch, these Saudi-led airstrikes have killed dozens of civillians including children in areas where there were no military tarkets.
The rights group says five air strikes that hit four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
"Such attacks carried out deliberately or recklessly are war crimes," HRW said in a report on Tuesday.
"The Saudi-led coalition's repeated promises to conduct its air strikes lawfully are not sparing Yemeni children from unlawful attacks," Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at HRW, said in a statement.
"This underscores the need for the United Nations to immediately return the coalition to its annual 'list of shame' for violations against children in armed conflict."
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