Saudi-led coalition announces rescue 86 Yemeni children

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RIYADH, Aug. 11, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Saturday it has rescued 86 Yemeni children from the death and handed them over to their families, Al Akhbariya local TV reported.

The coalition said that the Houthi militias recruited children and exposed them to danger. It returned seven of the young fighters to their parents by transferring them to the Yemeni government in the presence of the Red Cross.

The coalition has been accusing the militias of violating the international laws by recruiting children as fighters, forcing them to be human shields and attack Saudi cities with missiles.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a war in Yemen in support of the Yemeni exiled government for the last three years.

 

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