News ID: 274234
Published: 0238 GMT September 15, 2020

Nearly 17,000 civilians killed during 2,000 days of Saudi aggression on Yemen: War monitor

Nearly 17,000 civilians killed during 2,000 days of Saudi aggression on Yemen: War monitor

A Yemeni war monitor has released a report marking 2,000 days of Saudi Arabia’s aggression, saying Riyadh’s air campaign has taken a heavy toll on civilians and devastated Yemen’s infrastructure.

The report by the Eye Humanity Center for Rights and Development said 16,978 civilians lost their lives, including 3,790 children and 2,381 women, since a Saudi-led military coalition attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring a resigned president back to power.

The center said 26,203, including 4,089 children and 2,780 women were also injured since the outbreak of war.

The report indicated that a total of 9,135 civilian facilities, that encompass 15 airports, 16 sea ports, 304 power stations and generators, and 537 networks and communications stations, were damaged or destroyed in Saudi airstrikes.

The war monitor said the Saudi-led coalition deliberately targeted 2,098 reservoirs and water networks as well as 1,965 governmental facilities and 2,200 roads and bridges.

The statement pointed out that 565,973 homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of the air raids across the country. It noted that the aggression destroyed 176 university buildings, 1,375 mosques, 365 tourist facilities and 389 hospitals and health centers.

The Eye of Humanity Center confirmed that the aggression targeted 1,095 schools and education centers, 6,732 agricultural fields, 132 sports facilities, 244 archaeological sites and 47 media centers.

According to the center’s report, Saudi-led airstrikes left 392 factories, 286 fuel carriers, 11,227 commercial centers and 407 poultry farms damaged or destroyed.

The statement stated that the aggression hit 6,899 transportation vehicles, 463 fishing boats, 884 food stores, 391 fuel stations, 672 markets and 783 food trucks.

Yemen Press Agency contributed to this story.



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