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Death Toll from Saudi-Led War on Yemen Hits 6,000: Health Ministry

31 October 2015 15:37


Yemeni health ministry announced that the death toll from the Saudi-led onslaughts against the Arabian Peninsula nation so far is more than 6,000, adding that 1277 of those killed were children.

“From the beginning of the aggression launched by Saudis and their allies against Yemen, 6,018 Yemenis have been martyred, 1,277 of whom are children and 1,041 others are women,” the Yemeni health ministry announced.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The aerial strikes have targeted dozens of hospitals and ambulances.

In its latest air raids on civilians in Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition attacked a hospital run by the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in northern Yemen on October 26.

Following the attack, Amnesty International slammed the Saudi regime, saying the airstrike on Haydan Hospital could amount to a war crime as the site provided health services to people in four northern Yemeni provinces.

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