Sana: An airstrike in northern Yemen on Thursday was reported to have killed between 20 and 39 people, reportedly most of them are children.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen reported that following an attack on a bus driving children near Dahyan Market in Saada, dozens of dead and wounded had been taken to a hospital it supports. The area is a Houthi-rebel stronghold.
The ICRC noted via Twitter: “Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.”
Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Sa’ada, @ICRC_yemen- supported hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded. Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict. pic.twitter.com/x39NVB8G4p
— ICRC Yemen (@ICRC_ye) August 9, 2018
Youssef al-Hadri, a spokesman for the Houthi-controlled health ministry said most of those killed were under 15 years of age.
Robert Mardini of the ICRC wrote on Twitter that it was “high time for these relapsing tragedies to stop in Yemen.”