Intensified airstrikes by a US-led coalition on Daesh’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

Saudi warplanes continued their unabated deadly airstrikes on residential areas in the west-central Marib province.

Saudi warplanes launched eight air raids on residential areas in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, killing and injuring scores of civilians.

Saudi Arabia’s unremitting attacks against Yemen’s civilian infrastructure continue, with the kingdom’s fighter jets bombing a sugar factory in the western province of Hudaydah.

Saudi warplanes have killed at least 15 civilians in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz..

The UN human rights office said on Thursday that Saudi warplanes have mainly targeted civilians in Yemen, accusing the regime of violating international law.

The United Nations has warned about the “mounting” number of civilian casualties in Yemen as more than 270 civilians have lost their lives in the past four months alone in the war-torn country due to the relentless Saudi aggression against the impoverished country.

The civilian cost of the Yemen crisis continues to grow amid the country’s ongoing hostilities, according to the latest figures released today by the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR).

A woman holds an injured child from the city of Khuza’a in a Khan Younis hospital. Residents of Khuza’a found refuge in the hospital after fleeing intensive Israeli bombardments of their village. Many residents were killed or wounded as they fled.

Impunity for terrorists who attack civilian is "not an option" according to a senior UN counter terrorism official.


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