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UN: Hundreds of children recruited by Yemen rebels killed in 2021

A child carrying a gun runs to participate in a funeral of Houthi fighters killed in the ongoing fighting between the Houthis and forces of the government over the control of Yemen's oil-rich region of Marib, on 11 April 2021 in Sana'a, Yemen. [Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images]

A total of 562 children recruited by Houthi rebels were killed in fighting in war-torn Yemen last year, a UN report found, Anadolu reports. The report prepared by UN experts said 562 children aged between 10 and 17 years old died in the battlefield in the period between January and May 2021. "In one camp, children as young as 7 years of age were taught to clean weapons and evade rockets," the experts said in the report submitted to the UN Security Council on Saturday. According to the report, 1,406 children recruited by Houthis were also killed in the battlefield in Yemen in 2020. Yemen: At least 3 children among victims of Saudi-led coalition strikes The UN experts accused all […]

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