UN: 19 civilians killed in Yemen despite two-month truce

4 June, 2022
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UN: 19 civilians killed in Yemen despite two-month truce

The United Nations announced the killing of at least 19 civilians, including 3 children, in Yemen during the past two months, despite the ceasefire.


Most of the casualties recorded since the truce came into effect at the beginning of April were killed by landmines, "which included improvised mines and remnants of war," Liz Throssell, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, told reporters in Geneva on Friday.


She explained that at least 3 of the 19 people were killed by sniper fire in Taiz and Al-Dhalea, and two people were seriously wounded by sniper fire.


The organization also documented the injury of four civilians, including a girl, by an armed drone.


All the attacks took place in areas under the control of the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.


Throssell added that 32 civilians were also wounded during the two months of the truce.


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