Death toll in Yemen rises to at least 2,355 in last six-month: UN



    Death toll in Yemen rises to at least 2,355 in last six-month: UN

    Sept.29, Geneva: At least 151 civilians have been killed in fighting in Yemen over two weeks in September, taking the civilian death toll to 2,355 over the last six months.

    The office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights cited both sides of the conflict including a Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government, and Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and others.

    Spokesman Rupert Colville pointed to coalition airstrikes and "indiscriminate" shelling in residential areas.

    OHCHR wants the coalition and Yemen's government to allow "independent and impartial" investigations in Yemen.

    OHCHR latest count does not include casualties from an alleged air strike of a wedding party in Taiz on September 28, that U.N. officials said might have killed 130 people or more.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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