UN criticizes Saudi civilian bombings
10 May 2015, Nirapad News: The United Nations representative in Yemen has said that the Saudi-led coalition is bombing ‘effectively, trapped civilians’.
Civilians in the northern city of Saada are struggling to flee Saudi-led coalition air strikes targeting Houthi rebels, reports and aid workers say, according to the BBC.
The UN also warned that the indiscriminate bombing of populated areas is against international law.
Air strikes have killed at least 1,400, more than half civilians, the UN says.
Air strikes also targeted the home of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital, Sanaa, early on Sunday. The former president is said to be unharmed.
Saleh is allied with the Houthi rebels – who overran Sanaa from their base in north Yemen last year and now control much of the country.