No Script

Please Wait...

Al-Ahed Telegram

Saudi Humanity: More than 50 Martyred in Children’s Bus Massacre

Saudi Humanity: More than 50  Martyred in Children’s Bus Massacre
folder_openYemen access_timeone year ago
starAdd to favorites

Local Editor

Slaughtering children is what the Saudi leaders has mastered since their inhumane aggression on the poor Yemen.

And the latest of their murders is a horrible massacre committed against a bus carrying children in northern Yemen. The attack martyred dozens, many of whom were children under the age of 10, the Red Cross has confirmed.

The bus was in the Dahyan Market in northern Sa’ada, when it was attacked on Thursday morning.

Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, head of a health department in Sa’ada, put the number of the deaths at 43, saying over 60 others were also wounded.

“Following an attack… [an International Committee of the Red Cross-supported] hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded,” the Red Cross confirmed, adding that “under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.”

Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, also said in a tweet that most of the victims were under the age of 10.

The ICRC has now confirmed that the bodies of 29 children have been recovered, all of whom were aged under 15 years old. 48 others were also injured, including 30 children. The bus was transporting civilians, including many school children, but it is not clear how many of the casualties were bus passengers and how many were pedestrians on the surrounding street.

In its statement, the Saudi-led coalition called the carnage a "legitimate action," claiming the fatal air raids were aimed at missile launchers used by Yemeni forces to target the Jizan industrial city in southern Saudi Arabia, a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency [SPA] said.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team