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UN Reports Over 8,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2018, Mostly Women and Children

Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government airstrikes. This has been ongoing through the year, with a decrease in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria leading to more warplanes committed Read More…

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Israel’s Education Minister Wants “Shoot to Kill” Policy Against Palestinian Children

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday that he would impose a “shoot to kill” policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children. Bennett made the comment on Israel’s Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were the defence minister. Bennett replied: “Everything. I would not allow terrorists to cross the border Read More…

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Saudi Arabia Admits It Made “Mistakes” In Targeting Civilians In Yemen

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday examined the Saudi record on compliance with a treaty protocol on children in armed conflict, and repeatedly raised the issue of children killed by coalition attacks in Yemen. Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was working hard to correct mistaken targeting by its military Read More…

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Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children In Yemen Now Face Starvation

As the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the U.S. launched a new campaign to capture the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, through which over 90% of Yemen’s food is imported, Save the Children warns 5.2 million children in Yemen are now facing starvation. HODEIDA, YEMEN — The “world’s worst humanitarian Read More…

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UN Condemns US-Backed Airstrike Killing 22 Children In Yemen

Just two weeks after a US-Saudi coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen killed some 40 children in an event which finally caught international media attention, there’s a new report that coalition jets have struck a camp for internally displaced people in the flashpoint region of Hodeidah. Pro-Houthi rebel outlets were the first to report the massacre, Read More…

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Missile Fragments From Yemen Bus Bombing Traced Back To Lockheed Martin

A prominent Yemeni journalist who throughout the war has been instrumental in getting images and information out of the country ahead of Western journalists has photographed and examined fragments from one of the exploded missiles found at the site of the US-Saudi coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen, which left as many as 50 people dead and 63 Read More…