A new United Nation report says that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for at least half of the child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year.

According to the newly-released report, up to 1,316 children were killed and maimed in 2017 during the ongoing war in Yemen.

In 2015, a coalition of several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched a wide-scale military campaign to undo the gains achieved by Houthi rebels who took over most of the country.

The annual Children and Armed Conflict report verified that out of the 552 children killed (398 boys, 154 girls), the majority – 370 – were attributed to the coalition, which was also blamed for 300 child injuries.

The report also accused both the Houthis and forces from the Saudi-Emirati coalition of recruiting 842 cases of child soldiers – some as young as 11 years old.

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

Biased UN report. How are the yemenis responsible for any child deaths? Were they the ones bombing weddings in their own city? No it was the UN-US backed saudi

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Yeah, biased for sure : BOTH sides are even worst!

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The time has come to DESTROY THE SAUD FAMILY’S HOLD ON THE HIJAAZ.

LET’S BAND TOGETHER & REMOVE THEM & THE ZIONIST AMERICAN STRANGLERS FROM OUR HOLY LAND.

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u.n.is the saud coalition – useless and total losers – the supreme coalition in the perm abyss