Wednesday, 23 December 2015

23rd Dec 2015, 16 people killed including 9 children when Saudi led coalition strike 3 families in Yemen on the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet

On the 23rd of December 2015, the night of the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, the Saudi led coalition airstrikes hit 3 families in the region of Saada, Yemen, killing a total of 16 people including at least 9 children, and seriously injuring others.

The first strike took place in the valley of Amllah in Kitaf directorate, which resulted in two families being killed, including everyone from the Al Ezy family, which was a total of 11 people killed, including 9 children, 1 man and 1 woman. There was just one survivor, an injured and traumatised mother. Rescue efforts continued despite fears of another raid.

A second strike occurred on the outskirts of the Al Safra directorate just minutes after the first raid, hitting the house of civilian Mr Salah Al Argaly, resulting in 5 members of his family being killed and the rest of the family members being injured and left in a critical condition.

WARNING: the media below is graphic and distressing. It is placed here as evidence as war crimes to call for an independent investigation and to call on the international community to respect the Arms Treaty by stopping the supply of weapons to Saudi Arabic as they are clearly targeting civilians. 

 Ref: 15122301

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