Despite the silence, things are still getting worse in Yemen

Published July 29th, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign is dropping bombs on heavily populated civilian areas of Sanaa, according to the newest Human Rights Watch report. (AFP/File)
Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign is dropping bombs on heavily populated civilian areas of Sanaa, according to the newest Human Rights Watch report. (AFP/File)

Despite the latest shaky ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign is still in full swing in the impoverished Gulf country. And Human Rights Watch (HRW) has come back with more evidence of indiscriminate violence against civilians in the capital Sanaa.

There, Saudi war planes have pelted what they say are military hotspots belonging to the Shiite Houthi rebels, who stormed the capital last September and overran the Saudi-allied government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

But monitors on the ground paint a different picture.

According to a HRW report released this week, Saudi's air campaign has included much more than the Houthi positions they claim — instead, they've hit densely populated areas across the capital, multiple times.

HRW's chilling video follows the aftermath of a massive bombing on a Sanaa housing complex on June 24 that left at least 65 people dead. And the people telling their stories here are not the Kalashnikov-draped Houthi militants we've seen in the past. They're entire families.

It's important to mention this isn't the first time Saudi Arabia has been accused of bombing civilians. Earlier this month, monitors accused the Gulf kingpin of violating international law in the northwestern city of Saada after it declared the entire city a military zone in May.

Released July 27, This latest HRW report is graphic, terrifying reminder that while the world focuses in on Daesh, things in Yemen are getting worse.

Watch the video below.

  


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