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U.N. blames Saudi coalition for most attacks on Yemen civilians

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:59 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition military campaign in Yemen appeared to be responsible for a "disproportionate amount" of attacks on civilian areas.

Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said he had "observed with extreme concern" heavy shelling from the ground and air in areas of Yemen with a high concentration of civilians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure, such as hospitals and schools.

He said all parties to the conflict were responsible, "although a disproportionate amount appeared to be the result of air strikes carried out by Coalition Forces." (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Louis Charbonneau)

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