Civilian death toll in Yemen rises above 1,600 in last three months: UN 


July 14, Berlin: At least 142 civilians have been killed in Yemen over the past 10 days, and a total of 1,600 civilian in more than three months of violence above 1,600, United Nations said.

Air strikes and ground fighting have continued despite a U.N.-brokered truce between Shiite rebels known as Houthis and Yemen’s internationally backed exiled government and its allies.

A spokesman for the U.N. human rights office Rupert Colville said in Geneva that at least 142 civilians were killed between July 3 and Monday and another 224 were injured. That included a total of 76 deaths and 38 injuries in a pair of airstrikes on markets July 6.

Colville said that the latest numbers bring the total killed since March 26 to 1,670 and 3,829 civilians have been injured.

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