Human Rights’ Activists Ask for Investigation on Yemen Airstrikes

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Human Rights Watch is calling for an international investigation into “war crimes” committed by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Thirty-nine Yemeni civilians, including 26 children, have been killed in recent airstrikes launched by the coalition.

The five airstrikes took place between June 9 and Aug. 4.

The human rights organization has accused the coalition of failing to conduct proper internal investigations into the airstrikes

The Associated Press reports the Saudi-led coalition has admitted to making mistakes and using bad intelligence.

Although other rights groups have called for an international investigation, the U.S. and other Western countries are still supporting the coalition.

The war in Yemen began in 2015 and has killed 12,000 people. In 2015, 60 percent of the deaths were caused by the coalition’s airstrikes. The war also led to a humanitarian crisis and a cholera outbreak.