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16 Jul, 2020 22:45

Wounded children treated in Yemen hospital after Saudi airstrike hits residential area (VIDEO)

Wounded children treated in Yemen hospital after Saudi airstrike hits residential area (VIDEO)

A heartbreaking video from RT’s video agency Ruptly shows children undergoing treatment after a Saudi airstrike hit a residential area in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf.

The attack on Wednesday left nine people dead and almost as many wounded, with the local officials saying that the most of the victims were women and children.

A doctor at the al-Jawf General Hospital told Ruptly that the facility received up to four kids after the airstrike. They suffered torn wounds to their limbs and bodies, with one small child having his face mutilated by shrapnel.


“We’re sad and in pain, as the Yemeni people are being hit while peacefully sitting in their homes, and today it was children and women who suffered,” the doctor said.

Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to help reinstate the ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to power and fight the Houthi rebels who had gained control of most of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

Since then, Yemen has become one of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophes, with over 100,000 people killed, an estimated four million people displaced, and most of its 29 million residents now dependent on aid for survival.

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The majority of civilian casualties during conflict have come as a result of airstrikes, with the Saudi-led coalition being blamed by international human rights groups for indiscriminate bombings and targeting of civilian infrastructure, including hospitals and markets.

Yemen has also been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, which the UN estimated may kill even more people than the five years of fighting.

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