Yemen conflict: Civilian deaths 'amount to war crimes'


Yemen conflict: Civilian deaths 'amount to war crimes'

BBC, 18 Aug 2015

All sides in the conflict in Yemen have left a "trial of civilian death and destruction" and may have committed war crimes, Amnesty International says.

A report documents hundreds of cases in which people have been killed or injured in their homes since March.

It accuses the Saudi-led coalition aiming to restore the exiled government of carrying out unlawful air strikes.

The Houthi rebel movement and its allies are meanwhile condemned for using heavy weapons indiscriminately.

On Tuesday, coalition warplanes targeted Houthi positions in the Red Sea port of Hudaydah, reportedly destroying cranes and warehouses at the aid hub.

There were also clashes overnight in the third city of Taiz, where the Houthis and allied army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have made advances.