Friday, August 10, 2018

Killing Kids is Legitimate and Humanitarian

29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

The health ministry run by the rebel Houthi movement put the death toll at 43, and said 61 people were wounded.

Save the Children said it had been told by its staff that the children were on their way back to school from a picnic when the driver of their bus stopped to get a drink. Save the Children described the incident as "horrific"

 The secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland called it a "grotesque, shameful" attack that showed "blatant disregard for rules of war".

The Saudi Arabian-led coalition spokesman Col Turki al-Malki said the attack was "a legitimate military action, conducted in conformity with international humanitarian law".

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