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    Saudi-Led Coalition Killed 60 Civilians While Bombing Yemen in Fall

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    According to the Human Rights Watch, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia killed 60 civilians during at least six "unlawful" airstrikes in residential areas of Yemen's capital.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Saudi-led coalition killed 60 civilians in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa during the airstrikes in September and October, an international rights group said in a report published Monday.

    "The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen carried out at least six apparently unlawful airstrikes in residential areas of the capital, Sanaa, in September and October 2015, killing 60 civilians," Human Rights Watch's report said.

    The report added that the coalition had repeatedly used bombs in areas inhabited by non-combatants, which increased the likelihood of casualties among civilian population.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels, who have been supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since late March, the Saudi-led coalition, comprising Arab countries, has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at Hadi's request.


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