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UN: Yemen's seven-month violence kills 2,615 civilians

Out of 2,615 people killed, 1,641 civilians have reportedly been killed in airstrikes carried out by Saudi Arabia and its allies

Fatih Erel   | 27.10.2015
UN: Yemen's seven-month violence kills 2,615 civilians



At least 2,615 Yemeni civilians have been killed since the escalation of the armed conflict on March 26 in Yemen, United Nations said at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yemeni civilians have been caught up in fighting since March 26, when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched an air campaign against Shia Houthi militant group in Yemen.

"Between March 26 and Oct. 26, according to information gathered by the UN Human Rights Office, the conflict in Yemen has caused an estimated 2,615 civilian deaths," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN’s human rights agency, said at the press conference.

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