Dec 19, 2017

UN: Saudi-led airstrikes killed 136 civilians this month

People walk near a body of a prisoner after he was killed in airstrikes targeted the prison on December 13, 2017 in Sana'a, Yemen. Photo: Mohammed Hamoud / Getty Images)

Between December 6 and December 16, the airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have killed 136 civilians and non-combatants, according to the UN.

Why it matters: Since March 2015, when the conflict between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition began, and as of the 14th of December, the UN has documented 5,558 civilians killed and 9,065 injured as a result of the war.

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