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US-made bomb used by the Arab coalition in the bombing of Saada – Houthis

YEMEN (OBSERVATORY) – A military source from the Yemeni Ministry of Defense of the Houthis said that the bomb used by the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia on the market of the city of Dahyan in Saada was US-made.

The source pointed out that the bomb MK82 laser-guided, pointing out that the forces of “aggression” used these American weapons in the bombing of the Great Hall and the bombing of the wedding occasion and Zaidi prison and other homes and facilities.

The Yemeni Ministry of Health of the Ansar Allah group, which controls the province of Saada, announced that the Arab coalition raid targeted a bus for children in the market of Dahyan on the morning of August 9, killing 51 civilians, mostly children, in addition to 79 injured.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed the arrival of the bodies of 29 children under the age of 15 to the hospital supported by the organization in Saada following the air strike.

Several international parties, including Russia, the United States and Britain, as well as the United Nations Security Council, have called on the Arab Coalition for Urgent Investigation to report on the killing of Yemeni civilians as a result of raids across the country.

On Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) said it had recorded more than 17,000 deaths and injuries in Yemen since the Saudi-led Arab alliance intervened in the conflict.

According to the World Organization estimates, 6,592 civilians were killed and 10,470 injured in Yemen between 26 March 2015 and 9 August 2018. The Arab Coalition took responsibility for most of these cases (10,471 out of 1,7062 cases).

International human rights groups have urged Western countries, led by the United States and Britain, to stop selling their weapons to Saudi Arabia, saying they are used to kill Yemeni civilians.