Over 27,000 Yemenis Killed injured By Saudi Air Campaigns: Health Ministry

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Yemen’s Health Ministry stated on Tuesday that a total of 27,000 Yemenis have so far been killed and injured by the 19-month US-Saudi air campaign against the country.

In a press conference in Sana’a, the ministry added another 751 civilians who were killed and wounded in the October 8 Saudi airstrikes against a funeral hall in the capital.

The ministry said that a total of 8000 Yemenis have so far been killed, including 136 dead of the last week air attacks on the funeral hall, while 19,500 others were wounded, including 615 injured of the funeral hall.

The ministry said the death toll of the funeral hall is more likely to increase due to hundreds of the injured who are still suffering from critical injuries and being under treatment in the hospitals.

The ministry also provided a number of health facilities damaged by the Saudi-led coalition attacks since 2015, saying that a total of 216 health establishments have been damaged since the beginning of the aggression, in addition to 199 other health facilities which stopped to provide health services.

Saudi Arabia began its deadly campaign against Yemen in late March 2015. The strikes were meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi aggression has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s facilities and infrastructure.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by Website Team