Ye­me­nis flee Saudi at­tacks

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -

A Saudi-led coali­tion’s of­fen­sive against Shia rebels along Ye­men’s west coast has dis­placed thou­sands of civil­ians, says Amnesty In­ter­na­tional.

It said Ye­meni es­capees de­scribed “ter­ri­fy­ing mor­tar at­tacks, air strikes, land­mines and other dan­gers” as coali­tion forces at­tempt to re­take the re­bel­held ar­eas along the coun­try’s west coast.

Amnesty said the coali­tion’s of­fen­sive has sent Ye­me­nis flee­ing to gov­ern­ment-held ar­eas in­clud­ing Aden, warn­ing that “the worst could be yet to come”.

Cit­ing the UN, the re­port said fight­ing along Ye­men’s west coast has dis­placed 100,000 peo­ple in re­cent months.

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