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United Nations Says Saudi Airstrikes Killed 42 Civilians in Yemen Over Past Week

Sanaa, August 26 (RHC)-- Airstrikes by a coalition under the leadership of the regime in Riyadh against civilian targets across Yemen have killed 42 more civilians, including a number of children, over the past week, the United Nations human rights office says.

The UN figure was released following a series of intensified Saudi airstrikes over the past two days, including an attack on a hotel in Sanaa Governorate that killed 33 people and a separate strike on a residential home in the capital, Sanaa, which left six more people dead.

According to an OHCHR statement, "a woman and two children were killed and two women and two children were injured when an airstrike by the Saudi-led Coalition hit a house in Talan village" in Sana'a Governorate earlier this wee.

Saudi warplanes pounded a neighborhood in Sanaa on Friday, killing 14 civilians, including women and children. The airstrike struck residential buildings in a suburb of the Yemeni capital, the local al-Masirah television network reported, adding that the fatalities included two women and six children.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric reacted to the incident, saying: “What is clear is that any attack on civilians is unacceptable. This is a message we have often repeated, and we will continue to repeat.”

Edited by Lena Valverde Jordi
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