Saudi Forces are killing Yemeni children: Amnesty International Report

LONDON: Amnesty International said on Friday that a Saudi-led coalition had bombed schools in Yemen, violating international humanitarian law and denying access to education for thousands of children. The London-based rights group called on "all states who supply arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, including the USA and UK, to suspend all transfers of weapons which are being used to commit violations of international law". Riyadh and its allies launched air strikes in Yemen in late March to support forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi after Shia Houthi rebels overran much of the country. In a report titled "Our kids are bombed", Amnesty said it investigated five air strikes on schools between August and October, killing five civilians and injuring at least 14, including four children. "In some cases the schools were struck more than once, suggesting the strikes were deliberately targeted," the group said. "No evidence could be found in any of the five cases to suggest the schools had been used for military purposes," it added.(Middle East Eye)