UN blames Saudi-led forces for most Yemen deaths

A Yemeni family stand outside their house in Sanaa which was damaged in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalitionThe Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen for one year has caused the vast majority of civilian deaths in the conflict, the UN rights chief said Friday, warning international crimes may have been committed. During its campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen there have been repeated criticisms that coalition air strikes have not done enough to avoid non-military targets. Rights groups have also raised concerns about civilian casualties caused by the Huthi rebels, but United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the coalition bore the greatest responsibility.

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