UN: Airstrikes in Yemen kill 136 civilians in 10 days

‘We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen,’ says UN spokesman

UN: Airstrikes in Yemen kill 136 civilians in 10 days

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Nations on Tuesday warned of recent intensified airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which killed at least 115 civilians in Yemen in 10 days.

"We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen," Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

The recent surge in the country began following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on Dec. 4.

"136 civilians and non-combatants were killed and some 87 injured as a result of airstrikes in Sanaa, Saada, Al Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the period from December 6 to 16," Colville said.

According to UN, a total of 5558 civilians have been killed and 9,065 others injured in Yemen since March 2015.

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