Saudi-led coalition attack kills 20 near Yemen's Taiz

Francis Osborne
July 21, 2017

The United States has doubled the amount of fuel it supplied to the Saudi-led coalition airplanes after a deadly on a funeral in Yemen which killed 130 civilians, according to figures obtained by the U.S. military.

Yemeni officials said several women and children were among the casualties.

As many as 362,545 suspected cholera cases and 1,817 related deaths have been reported in 91.3 per cent of Yemeni governorates and 88 percent of its districts, said a World Health Organization report on July 19.

The attack was part of an ongoing offensive by a Saudi-led coalition.

The UN have said that the conflict is killing 75 people a day.

Earlier, the officials said the family was fleeing from the fighting raging in the province.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement that it was "deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack" on the area.

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The coalition launched a military operation against the rebels in March 2015 as insurgents closed in on Hadi in his southern refuge in Aden forcing him to flee to Riyadh.

Save the Children has warned that if the United Nations fails to include Saudi-led coalition on this year's list, it will set a risky precedent for other conflicts around the world.

According to Save the Children, over 4,000 children have been killed or injured as a direct effect of the conflict, while half a million children are estimated at risk of dying from malnutrition.

The Yemen-based al-Qaida branch, seen by the United States as the global terror network's most risky branch, has exploited years of deadly conflict between Yemen's government and Houthi rebels to expand its presence, especially in Shabwa and Abyan provinces.

The UNHCR statement said appealed for parties to the conflict to do "their utmost in the protection of civilians and the mitigation of suffering".

Repeated attempts to bring about a political solution to the conflict, including a series of UN-mediated peace talks, have failed.

Yemen has been torn apart by conflict since 2014, when Houthi rebels, allied with troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, captured large expanses of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.

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