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19 children among dead in recent Yemen strikes

Sanaa: Nineteen children were among at least 31 civilians killed in air strikes on rebel-held northern Yemen last week, the United Nations said on Thursday.
“UNICEF is sad to confirm that the recent attack in Al-Jawf, north of Yemen, on February 15, took the lives of 19 children (eight boys and 11 girls) and injured another 18 (nine boys and another nine girls),” the United Nations children’s agency said in a statement.
“It was an attack on a civilian populated area where children were in the vicinity,” UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma told AFP.
Saturday’s air strikes came after the Iran-aligned rebels claimed to have shot down an aircraft of the military coalition supporting the government. (AFP)