Five killed after air strike hits near northern Yemen school

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition near a school in rebel-held northern Yemen on Tuesday killed five people including two children, a medical and local official said.

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“The deputy principal of the school was moving around to call students for attending morning queue but he faced his fate,” resident Mohammed Ali told.

A medical source at Kuwait Hospital in Sanaa confirmed the casualty toll, saying two children were among the dead.

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticised the coalition over the civilian death toll from the bombing campaign it launched in March 2015.

In August, an air strike on a Koranic school in Saada province, a rebel stronghold in the far north, killed 10 children and wounded 28 other people, prompting a UN call for a swift investigation.

But a probe commissioned by the coalition found the closest targets hit by warplanes were 10 kilometres (six miles) away from the school.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on Washington, London and Paris to stop their deliveries of bombs and other weapons to Riyadh because of concerns over civilian casualties.

Washington has scaled back its logistics and intelligence support for the coalition’s air war because of concerns about its targeting.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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