Saudia killing Muslims of Yemen

Posted on September 24, 2015

Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi-led coalition forces of using cluster bombs that are illegal under international law in its conflict with Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In a statement released on Wednesday, HRW said the coalition troops used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks between April and July in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians.

“Cluster munitions caused civilian casualties both during the attacks, which may have been targeting Houthi fighters, and afterwards, when civilians picked up unexploded submunitions that detonated,” it said.

HRW said that it visited four of the seven attack sites in the Haradh and Hayran districts of Hajja, a region bordering Saudi Arabia, in July, and in each of them found unexploded submunitions and remnants of cluster munition rockets.