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YEMEN: Saudi massacre on school bus death toll rises to 50

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Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack – Red Cross

A Yemeni man holds a boy who was injured by an airstrike in Saada, Yemen. © Naif Rahma / Reuters

RT – The International Committee of the Red Cross, citing local officials, announced that a total of 50 people have died in the attack and 77 have been injured, most of them children.

The attack took place in Dahyan Market in northern Saada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, on Thursday morning.

The Saudi-led coalition later said the airstrikes were aimed at missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of Jiza, claiming its strike constituted a “legitimate action.” It went on to accuse Houthi rebels of using children as human shields.

READ MORE: Blood spattered children & broken bodies: Disturbing VIDEO reveals bus attack horror in Yemen

The tragic incident has prompted the ICRC to once again call for the protection of civilians during conflicts. “Twenty million Yemeni people are in need of [humanitarian] aid. The ICRC has always called upon all parties of the conflict to [find] a political solution… in order to curb worsening humanitarian conditions,” Mirella Hodeib from the ICRC earlier told RT.

READ MORE: Saudi-led forces say strike that killed Yemeni kids was ‘legitimate,’ ICRC seeks civilian protection

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: August 09, 2018 at 03:38PM

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