Saudi Arabia: 59 civilians killed in missile attacks from Yemen in seven years

Since the beginning of the Civil War in Yemen, rebels have killed 59 Saudi civilians via air strikes. Saudi Arabia announced that in a statement.

In those more than seven years, 430 missiles and 851 drones would have been fired or flown from Yemen to the neighboring country. The majority of these projectiles and drones have been intercepted, according to Saudi Arabia. The country says nothing about the number of civilian casualties that have fallen in Yemen as a result of Saudi air strikes.

Yemen has been plagued by civil war and humanitarian crisis since 2014. Both the Saudi Arabia backed government army and Iran-backed Houthi rebels are suspected of war crimes by the UN. In recent weeks, the battle has flared up again.

Training Camp Bombed

Also this weekend, the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia carried out bombings of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. According to the commanders, a training camp of Houthi rebels was hit. In total, at least three citizens would have died this weekend.

The bombing was a retaliation for a missile attack on the city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia. In addition, according to the Saudians, two civilians died on Friday and seven people were injured.

Since the beginning of the Civil War, more than 12,500 civilians have been killed in targeted attacks in Yemen, according to data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). In seven years, according to UN estimates, nearly a quarter of a million people have died. Half of the victims were killed due to lack of food or health care.